I WOULD like to thank the people of London for their show of support by returning me as one of their representatives to the European Parliament.

I will continue to fight for the interests of the people of this country as I have done for the previous five years when I had the honour of representing the people of London.

Once again the British people have shown that they are fed up with the European Union and the grasping political class at Westminster who aren't listening to them.

By voting UKIP into second place they have resoundedly rejected the elitist and arrogant attitude of the so-called three main parties who have continually ignored the British people and continued with ever more costly and ever-closer political union and control from Brussels.

And this result has been reflected all over Europe. How many times do the people of Europe have to say 'no' before the political elite listen to them?

I will continue the fight to free this country from unnecessary cost and regulation by Brussels.

Once again, thank you to all those who voted for UKIP and I will work hard to repay the trust you have shown in our policies.

Gerard Batten MEP UK Independence Party