The last European Parliamentary Election was held across Europe from 22nd - 25th May 2014. In the UK, Polling Day was Thursday 22nd May 2014.
The Poll and declaration of results for the South East of England was administered by the Regional Returning Officer, Mark Heath who was also the Local Returning Officer for the Southampton Area.
These were the eighth Europe wide Elections to the European Parliament since the first direct Elections in 1979.
MEPs are elected under a proportional representation system (d.Hondt). In the UK you have one vote to elect all of your MEPs. Each party puts forward a list of candidates called a 'regional list' and you vote for one of these lists or for an independent candidate.
The parties are then allocated a number of MEPs according to their share of the vote.
The turnout for the South East of England Region was 36.46% and the declaration of results can be found below.
EU Parliamentary Election documents