Brexit Party win EU vote in North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 22:57 26 May 2019 | UPDATED: 23:00 26 May 2019

European Parliament elections were held on Thursday in the UK.

European Parliament elections were held on Thursday in the UK.

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The Brexit Party has won the EU Election vote in North Somerset tonight (Sunday).

Nigel Farage's new party won more than 23,000 votes, with the Liberal Democrats coming second, repeating success at this month's local council elections.

The Green Party managed more than 10,000 votes to finish in third, with the Conservatives and Labour fourth and fifth place.

The votes will be added to those from other councils in the South West, before six MEPs are selected to represent the region in Brussels.

Results:

Brexit Party - 23,388

Lib Dems - 14,853

Green - 10,812

Conservatives - 5,036

Labour - 3,080

Change UK - 2,148

UKIP - 1,891

English Democrats - 299

Seed (Ind) - 160

Maxey (Ind) - 117

Rahman - 117

What happened last time?

The results declared in 2014 gave a very different picture.

UKIP won in North Somerset five years ago, with more than 18,000 votes, as they narrowly edged out the Conservatives who had 17,694.

Labour were third, narrowly ahead of the Green Party and Liberal Democrats.

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