THE results for the South West are in, and it's been a good night for the Brexit Party.

The political group won three of the six seats on offer, with the Liberal Democrats (two), and the Green Party (one) claiming the rest.

That means that Ann Widdecombe, James Glancy, Christina Jordan (all Brexit Party), Caroline Voaden, Martin Horwood (both Lib Dems), and Molly Scott Cato (Greens) will represent the region in the European Parliament

In the South West, a turnout of 40.5% has been recorded - up on 37.4% from 2014.

The total UK turnout in 2014 was 35.4%.

How did the South West vote?

Brexit Party: 611,742

Change UK: 46,512

Conservatives: 144,674

English Democrats: 8,393

Green Party: 302,364

Labour: 108,100

Lib Dems: 385,095

UKIP: 53,739

How were the winners decided?

These elections use a party list system, which means voters pick one party (in England, Wales and Scotland at least - it is slightly different in Northern Ireland).

A complicated formula - the d'Hondt system - then calculates the proportion of seats that each party should be allocated, for each of the UK's 12 constituencies.

The South West has six.

So, if Party A are allocated two seats and Party B eight, the top two and eight candidates on each list are respectively elected.

This is a more proportional system, which tends to allow smaller parties a greater number of seats than the 'first past the post' system used for Westminster elections.

As reported, Salisbury went to the polls on Thursday, but voting across Europe has been taking place since then, with Romanian voters having their say today.

In total, the continent will elect 751 new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

Those who are selected will serve a five year term - and those in Britain could be out of a job within weeks, in theory at least.