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Nigel Farage's Brexit Party Win The Most Seats At European Elections

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party Win The Most Seats At European Elections

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party won the most seats in the UK's European elections as both major parties - Labour and the Conservatives - suffered embarrassing losses.

In fact, the Conservatives are expected to end up with less than 10 per cent of the total vote after the counting finishes.

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Of the 64 MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) that have been announced so far, 28 have gone to the Brexit Party. The Liberal Democrats performed second best, taking 15 MEPs.

The Green Party also performed well, increasing their number of MEPs to seven.

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Credit: PA

These results in Great Britain follow a trend that appears to be emerging across the continent. The results so far across all 28 member states of the European Union suggest that traditional and large centre right and left parties are losing ground with voters.

That has seen a surge in populist nationalist parties as well as green and liberal alternatives.

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Back in the UK, the Brexit Party dominated every English area with the exception of London. In Wales, it pushed Plaid Cymru into second place.

Scotland has yet to formally declare their results but it seems as if the Scottish National Party is set to win comfortably.

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Northern Ireland operates on a different system of voting (single transferrable vote) and will not begin to count until Monday.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said that the two traditional parties "could learn a big message" from the results.

In the North West of England, far right candidate Tommy Robinson (whose real name is Steven Yaxley-Lennon) suffered a humiliating defeat, taking just 2.2 per cent of the vote in the area.

Because his share of the vote was so low, Robinson is also thought to have lost his £5,000 deposit.

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As for the rest of the political parties that ran, Change UK's leader said that the party was "down but not out" after failing to win a single seat and taking only around three per cent of the vote.

UKIP also suffered damaging losses - presumably losing votes to Farage's six week old Brexit Party - and also took just three per cent of the total votes.

Controversial UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin - also known (bizarrely) as Sargon of Akkad - also failed to become MEP for South West England.

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Benjamin made and then subsequently defended comments about rape and Labour MP Jess Phillips throughout his divisive campaign.

However, the story of the night was Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party, who will now have to decide on their next move.

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Topics: News, World News, uk news

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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