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Financial issues MEPS back in Brussels

Three key MEPs working on financial services issues in the European Parliament have regained their seats in the European elections. Conservative MEP Theresa Villiers took 27 per cent of the vote for the London region. Labour MEP Peter Skinner took 14 per cent and Liberal Democrat MEP and Chris Huhne gained 15 per cent both in the South East region.

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