UK's Brexit Party romping to European Union poll win

Telegraph contributors predict a confident showing of votes for the Brexit Party in this week's European Elections

Telegraph contributors predict a confident showing of votes for the Brexit Party in this week's European Elections Credit AFP Getty

Stay with us for reaction and the overall result for the South East region.

First place for the Brexit Party in Dartford too.

While the Brexit Party has been registered massive numbers in the first results released, Change UK has performed abysmally, despite promises of shaking up the polls.

Early results suggested Labour was at about 14.1%, sharply down on the last European election where it scored 25.4% and far below its 2017 high water mark, where it secured 40%. The Conservatives were beaten into fifth place.

The Liberal Democrats won three seats, while the Conservatives, Labour and Greens have one MEP each.

With nearly all votes counted in Hungary, exit polls pointing to a crushing victory for Viktor Orbán's governing Fidesz-KDNP appear to have been vindicated, with the prime minister's party claiming around 52 per cent of the vote - far, far ahead of the opposition liberal coalition, on around 16 per cent. Labour came third in Wales.

In total, the United Kingdom elects 73 MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) to the 751-seat parliament.

Farage casts Britain's political system as broken and says parliament and the government are trying to thwart Brexit.

Farage, who as UKIP leader persuaded May's predecessor, David Cameron, to call the Brexit referendum and then helped lead the campaign to leave the European Union, has said that failure to implement Brexit would show Britain not to be a democracy.

Of the remain parties, the Lib Dems were up by more than 12% while the Greens were up by 7%.

The Liberal Democrats, who campaigned under the slogan "Bollocks to Brexit", oppose Brexit and want a second referendum to stop it.

"It looks like it's going to be a big win for the Brexit Party", Farage told reporters as he arrived in Southampton for a vote count for the South East region where he is standing as a candidate.

"A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for an worldwide, outward-looking Britain", Cable told his final election rally last week.

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