Good News for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party
Written by Judy Ryan
NIGEL FARAGE’S Brexit Party are still celebrating this morning after they dominated the European elections in the UK.
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The Brexit Party won an incredible 31.6 percent of the votes, with the Liberal Democrats coming second with 20.3 percent. With Northern Ireland and Scotland yet to declare, the Brexit Party have so far topped polls in every country or region apart from London, which was won by the Liberal Democrats. The Conservative Party placed fifth with less than 10 percent of the vote.
Voting took place across the country on Thursday to elect 73 Members of European Parliament.
The results are now all in and the Brexit Party is the clear winner with 29 MEPs elected across the country and topping nine of 12 regions in the UK.
The results for each region were as follows:
The East Midland elected five MEPs:
- The Brexit Party: Annunziata Rees-Mogg
- The Brexit Party: Jonathan Bullock
- The Brexit Party: Matthew Patten
- Liberal Democrat: William Newton Dunn
- Labour: Rory Palmer
The East Midland’s elected MEPs were previously made up of two Conservatives, two UKIP and one Labour candidate.
East of England elected seven MEPs:
- The Brexit Party: Richard Tice
- The Brexit Party: Michael Heaver
- The Brexit Party: June Mummery
- Liberal Democrat: Barbara Gibson
- Liberal Democrat: Lucy Nethsingha
- Green: Catherine Rowett
- Conservative: Geoffrey Van Orden
The Brexit Party received 38 percent of the vote with 604,715. The Lib Dems, which secured two MEPs, took 22.6 percent and the Green Party – which won one seat – 12.7 percent.
The Tories’ share was down 18.1 percent to 10.2 percent.
Labour was down 8.5 percent to 8.7 percent, placing the party in fifth place.
London elected 8 MEPs:
- Liberal Democrats: Irina Von Wiese
- Liberal Democrats: Dinesh Dhamija
- Liberal Democrats: Luisa Porritt
- Labour: Claude Moraes
- Labour: Sebastian Dance
- The Brexit Party: Benyamin Habib
- The Brexit Party: Lance Forman
- Green: Scott Ainslie
The Liberal Democrats were the main winners in the European elections in London, gaining three MEPs in the region.
Both the Brexit Party and Labour had two candidates elected, while the Green Party took the remaining seat.
The North East elected three MEPs
- The Brexit Party: Brian Monteith
- The Brexit Party: John Tennant
- Labour: Jude Kirton-Darling
The Brexit Party has won two of the three seats in the North East constituency in the European elections.
Labour held on to one of its seats, but lost the other.
The regional turnout was 32.7 percent, with the highest rate in Newcastle at 38.8 percent and the lowest in Hartlepool with 25.5 percent.
The North West elected eight MEPs:
- The Brexit Party: Claire Fox
- The Brexit Party: Henrik Nielsen
- The Brexit Party: David Bull
- Labour: Theresa Griffin
- Labour: Julie Ward
- Liberal Democrat: Chris Davies
- Liberal Democrat: Jane Brophy
- Green: Gina Dowding
The Brexit Party has won three of the eight seats available in the North West region in the European elections.
Labour held on to two seats but lost one. The Lib Dems also won two, with the Green Party taking one seat.
The South East elected 10 MEPs.
- The Brexit Party: Nigel Farage
- The Brexit Party: Alexandra Phillips
- The Brexit Party: Robert Rowland
- The Brexit Party: Belinda De Camborne Lucy
- Liberal Democrat: Catherine Bearder
- Liberal Democrat: Antony Hook
- Liberal Democrat: Judith Bunting
- Green: Alexandra Phillips
- Conservative: Daniel Hannan
- Labour: John Howarth
The Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage has won four European parliamentary seats in the South East region.
The Liberal Democrats won three seats, while the Conservatives, Labour and Greens have one MEP each.
The Brexit Party got a 36.07% share of the votes, compared to the Lib Dems’ 25.75%. The Greens came third.
The South West elected six MEPs:
- The Brexit Party: Ann Widdecombe
- The Brexit Party: James Glancy
- The Brexit Party: Christina Jordan
- Liberal Democrat: Caroline Voaden
- Liberal Democrat:Martin Horwood
- Green: Molly Scott Cato
The Brexit Party took 36.7% of the vote, while the Conservatives lost more than 20% of their support in the region.
Of the remain parties, the Lib Dems were up by more than 12% while the Greens were up by 7% – giving the two parties 41.2% of the vote.
Wales elected four MEPs:
- The Brexit Party: Nathan Gill
- The Brexit Party: James Wells
- Plaid Cymru: Jill Evans
- Labour: Jacqueline Jones
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party gained two Welsh MEPs after a sweeping victory in the European elections in Wales, winning in 19 of the 22 council areas.
The West Midlands elected seven MEPs:
- The Brexit Party: Rupert Lowe
- The Brexit Party: Martin Daubney
- The Brexit Party: Andrew Kerr
- Labour: Neena Gill
- Liberal Democrat: Phil Bennion
- Green: Ellie Chowns
- Conservative: Anthea McIntyre
Yorkshire and the Humber elected six MEPS:
- The Brexit Party: John Longworth
- The Brexit Party: Lucy Harris
- The Brexit Party: Jake Pugh
- Labour: Richard Corbett
- Liberal Democrat: Shaffaq Mohammed
- Green: Magid Magid
Scotland elected six MEPs:
- SNP: Alyn Smith
- SNP: Christian Allard
- SNP: Aileen McLeod
- The Brexit Party: Louis Stedman-Bruce
- Liberal Democrats: Sheila Ritchie
- Conservatives: Baroness Nosheena Mobarik
With 31 of the 32 Scottish council areas having declared their results, the SNP has 37.9 percent of the votes – up from 29 percent in the last EU election.
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has the second most votes and will have one MEP, as will the Lib Dems and Tories.
Labour is fifth with just 9.3 percent of the votes – down from 26 percent in 2014.
It means Labour will lose both of its MEPs in Scotland, including David Martin who was the UK’s longest serving elected EU politician.
Northern Ireland elected three MEPs:
- Alliance Party: Naomi Long
- Democratic Unionist Party: Diane Dodds
- Sinn Féin: Martina Anderson
Three women have been elected to represent Northern Ireland in the European Parliament.
The pro-Remain Alliance Party won a seat for the first time after hugely increasing its vote in the Northern Ireland poll.
Its leader Naomi Long collected 170,370 votes – 115,000 more than her party received in the 2014 European election.