The Conservatives have returned the most votes in Wales in the European elections for the first time in modern political history.
They are now sending one MEP to Strasbourg, and so are Labour and Plaid Cymru.
For the first time the UK Independence Party has also returned an MEP in Wales.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan called it "an historic result".
She said: "It proves only the Conservative Party can beat Labour in Wales. Gordon Brown has gone down in history as the first Labour prime minister to have 'lost' Wales.
"Conservatives have made gains at every national election in Wales since 1999. We said we'd overtake Labour at this election, and we've done so for the first time ever. This result gives us every cause for optimism of further success in Wales at the next general election."
That makes very good news for any Unionist reading!
(Almost!) offsets this:
The SNP has won the largest share of the European election vote in Scotland for the first time.
The Nationalists took 29% of the vote - a 10% increase - ahead of Labour's 20.8%. The Tories were third on 16.9% and the Lib Dems came fourth, on 11.5%.
The result means the SNP and Labour are set to return two MEPs each, with one each for the Tories and Lib Dems, with the Western Isles yet to declare.
Labour's relief at the SNP not passing the (apparently) psychologically important 30% is cold comfort I suspect to the majority of their activists in Scotland. This result is conclusive proof that whilst the Conservatives are clearly Labour's main rivals for the mainstream vote in England and Wales, it is the SNP which is now without doubt performing that role in Scotland. As with the BNP winning two seats, simply to write-off that fact as merely the consequences of a "protest vote" is a very dangerous complacency.
On a more optimistic vote, there is a also very good chance that a Conservative and Unionist (Jim Nicholson) will be returned for Northern Ireland today. If it does happen, there will be for the very first time in Europe Conservatives and Unionists representing all four parts of the United Kingdom as a single grouping in Brussels- that's a fact which will surely gladden every true Unionist heart.
So here's hoping...fingers crossed!