Nigel Farage: Brexit Party Jun 26, 2019 17:49:34 GMT
Post by Admin on Jun 26, 2019 17:49:34 GMT
The Brexit party are on course to win, with eight constituency results out of 11 in so far as the two main parties suffer a backlash from voters over their respective Brexit policies.
Current state of the parties: Brexit 21 seats; Lib Dems 10; Labour 7; Green 5; Conservative 2; Plaid Cymru 1.
Emily Thornberry, shadow foreign secretary, has criticised Labour’s election strategy for not having a clear enough message and has said the party should campaign to remain in the EU, echoing an earlier warning from deputy leader Tom Watson.
Alistair Campbell and Michael Heseltine, Labour and Tory grandees, both voted for the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, who appear to be tonight’s surprise package, surging across England.
The Tories are currently being beaten into a fifth place, with the scale of their defeat demonstrating the challenges facing Theresa May’s successor. Foreign Secretary and leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt said it was a “painful result” and there is an “existential risk to our party unless we now come together and get Brexit done”.
The Green party has increased its number of MEP’s in its most impressive European election to date, in step with growing support for environmentalist parties across the European Union.
In London, the Lib Dems came top with three MEPs, Labour and the Brexit Party each won two and the Greens picked up one seat - in 2014 Labour won four, the Tories two and Greens and Ukip one each.
Ukip have been wiped out across the country, with party leader Gerard Batten losing his seat after a series of earlier resignations dented the party’s cohort in Brussels.