Brexit Party leads in UK European elections

The Brexit Party has received the most votes in the UK’s European elections, with Leader Nigel Farage saying, “There’s a massive message here” and that he is prepared to take on the Conservatives and Labour in a general election.

The pro-EU Liberal Democrats came in second, with the Conservatives and Labour suffering heavy losses, and the former expected to get less than 10% of the vote.

Out of 64 MEPs declared so far, the Brexit Party has won 28, the Lib Dems 15, Labour 10, Greens seven, the Conservatives three and Plaid Cymru one.

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Anti-Brexit parties, which are in favour of another referendum, collectively took around 40% of the vote, compared with 35% for the two parties in favour of leaving the EU without a deal.

The deputy leader of the Lib Dems, Jo Swinson, said the result should give hope to all of the people out of there who want to stop Brexit.