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Sharon Bowles celebrates re-election and welcomes Catherine Bearder MEP

June 9, 2009 12:51 PM

Sharon Bowles is celebrating the success of the Liberal Democrats in the South East as they retained their two seats in the European Parliamentary elections.

Sharon was successfully re-elected for her second term as our MEP while Catherine Bearder was elected for the first time in place of Emma Nicholson who is retiring.

Following the count, which went into the small hours of Monday morning, Sharon commented:

"I am delighted that here in the South East we have retained our two seats in the European Parliament.

"It has been an interesting campaign which unfortunately has been overshadowed by dramatic national events.

"I now look forward to a new term and hope that we can re-focus to continue the work of the Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament. I've already got a busy week of meetings in the city in view of the huge amounts of financial regulation that will shortly have to pass through Parliament."