South east England is host to various sporting events, including the annual Henley Royal Regatta, Royal Ascot and The Derby, and sporting venues include Wentworth Golf Club and Brands Hatch.
Some of the events of the 2012 Summer Olympics were held in the south east, including the rowing at Eton Dorney and part of the cycling road race in the Surrey Hills. The dominant influence on the region's economy is neighbouring London.
1.0% Irish), 3.5% South Asians, 1.5% Mixed Race, 1.6% Black British, 0.7% Chinese, 0.7% Other.
The South East of England is the most Conservative voting region of Britain in terms of both seats and votes.
Buckingham, the seat of Speaker John Bercow, is also in this region.Out of 83 parliamentary seats, the Conservatives hold 72.In the 2015 general election, the Conservatives won 51% of votes, Labour 18%, UKIP 15%, Liberal Democrats 9% and Greens 5%.The highest point is Walbury Hill in Berkshire at 297 metres (974 ft).Britain's tallest native tree, according to The Tree Register in April 2015, is a 144-ft beech at Devil's Dyke, Sussex in Newtimber Woods in West Sussex.The South East has the highest percentage of people born outside of Britain other than London.