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04:40  27 may  2019
04:40  27 may  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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The last polls closed across Europe on Sunday, meaning results can be announced in the UK from the election that took place on Thursday, with Mr Farage's Brexit Party widely expected to triumph.

The Liberal Democrats, from the opposite side of the Brexit divide, are also expected to pick up votes in a sign that the country remains deeply split over the issue of Europe.

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Prominent Tory Brexiteer Daniel Hannan acknowledged he faced losing his seat in South East England as the party faced a "total wipeout".

With Theresa May already heading for the exit, having said she will quit as Tory leader on June 7, the vote will be an indication of the scale of the challenge facing her successor.

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On the Labour side, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said his party was braced for a "good kicking" in the election.

European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson said the party must "find some backbone" and fully commit to a second referendum on Brexit to have any chance of winning the next general election.

A dismal set of results - particularly if votes drift to pro-EU rivals the Lib Dems, the Greens and Change UK - could heap pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to change course.

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But Mr McDonnell told Sky News: "It would have been easy to go to one side, go to the Remain side and ignored all those people who voted Leave - that's not the nature of our party. We are the party that is trying to bring people back together again.

Mr Watson said: "Our performance (in the European elections) is a direct result of our mealy-mouthed backing for a public vote on Brexit when it is being demanded loud and clear by the overwhelming majority of our members and voters.

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BRITAIN looks set to elect hard Brexiteers and staunch remainers in today's European elections - while Labour and the Tories can expect a drubbing. THE polls have closed in the EU election they said we'd never have Nigel Farage 's Brexit Party looks set to win big - while Labour and the Tories

European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd "Polls show Labour has been losing up to four times more voters to parties giving full backing to a people's vote than to (Nigel) Farage.

"And those same polls show we would have beaten him by a country mile if we had unambiguously backed a public vote on any form of Brexit."

He added: "Never again can we find ourselves hedging our bets when we needed to make an historic choice about which side we're on."

Voting numbers

A Lib Dem source told the Press Association the party was expecting to give the Tories and Labour a fright.

"Results are likely to make for very worried people in CCHQ (Conservative campaign HQ) and Labour HQ about how many seats we could pick up in a general (election)," the source said.

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The vote only took place because of the delays to Brexit, which should have taken the UK out of the European Union before polling day.

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Despite the political importance of Brexit, which has dominated the Westminster agenda for months, the election does not appear to have captured the public imagination, although some areas reported increased turnouts.

In the South West, a turnout of 40.5% has been recorded - three percentage points up on 37.4% from 2014 while the North East has 32.7%, slightly up on the 31.6% of 2014, and Eastern has 36.4%, much the same as the 36.6% of 2014.

European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd The turnout for the South East is 39.36%, up from 36.3% in 2014, while in the West Midlands it dropped from 32.4% to 31.1% this year.

In the North West turnout was down from 33.3% to 33.1% in this year's elections.

The turnout in Wales is five percentage points up on 2014 - 37.3% as against 32% in the previous Euro poll.

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European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
European elections 2019: Nigel Farage looks ready to win big
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