Published: 26/05/2014 10:27 - Updated: 26/05/2014 14:47

UKIP push Moray Labour to fourth place

The vote in Scotland took place on Thursday
The vote in Scotland took place on Thursday

SCOTLAND has elected David Coburn as its first UKIP MEP.

The surge in popularity for the far right saw the United Kingdom Independence Party push Labour into fourth place in Moray.

Locally, the SNP came top with 7,641, the Conservatives were second with 5,471, UKIP came third with 3,064, then Labour on 2,955, the Scottish Greens with 1,609, Liberal Democrats on 1,205, Britain First with 305, the British National Party on 200 and NO2EU with 111.

The turnout for Moray was 31.9%.

Across Scotland, the SNPtook the largest share of the vote with 28.9, Labour were next with 25.9%, then the Conservatives with 17.2%, UKIP on 10.4%, the Scottish Greens with 8%, Liberal Democrats on 7%, Britain First received 1%, The BNP 0.7% and No2EU with 0.4%.

The turnout for Scotland is 33.5%.

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