European Election Results: The Public Opinion

As Nigel Farage celebrates his European victory, we asked our panel what they thought of the election results, and whether they were happy to see UKIP taking the highest number of seats representing the UK.

On the whole, the general public had a mixed opinion on UKIP taking more seats than any other party in the European elections. Although the majority of the panel recognised a UKIP vote as a ‘protest vote’, as many are not happy with the current top 3 parties, feeling that UKIP would at least shake things up in UK politics.

Many felt that in spite of UKIP’s success in the European elections, this will not be followed by success in the general elections. There was a overall feeling of concern that there was such a high proportion of the UK public that did not use their vote.

See below what our panel think of the results: