Brexit Party win EU vote in North Somerset
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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.
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Brexit Party - 23,388
Lib Dems - 14,853
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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.