The Tory party has been humiliated
by the big EU election victory for the Brexit Party, which in West Lancashire polled 35.1%. Followed by Labour 18.9%, Libdems 15.2%, Green 12.3%, Tory 9.0%, UKIP 3.7%, Change 3.1%, Robinson 1.7%, English Dems 0.6% UK Euro Party 0.4%, Mo Azlam 0.1%.
In the Northwest there is NO Tory party presence
as “The Brexit Party”Claire Fox, “The Brexit Party”Henrik Nielsen, “The Brexit Party”David Bull, LAB “Labour”Theresa Griffin, LAB “Labour”Julie Ward, LD “Liberal Democrats”Chris Davies, LD “Liberal Democrats”Jane Brophy, GRN “Green”Gina Dowding, were all elected.
Tory MP John Redwood writes
“The Conservative Party has slumped to its lowest national vote share since it was formed in 1834. The Brexit Party has won nine of the 10 regions to declare its results in the European elections, claiming 28 of 64 seats in the European Parliament.
“Nigel Farage’s party came top in the North East, North West, East of England, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber, the South West and South East. This came largely at the expense of the Conservative Party. Theresa May’s party have lost a huge share of the vote across all regions, so far losing 15 MEP seats to a total of three. The party is in fifth place, with its lowest vote share in a national election since they formed in 1834.
“In London, the Liberal Democrats, who have performed well in all regions so far declared, topped the poll. They place second, with 21 per cent of the vote and 15 seats.
“The derisory vote of under 10% for the Conservatives is a fitting epitaph for the Withdrawal Agreement. Only the Conservatives offered the Withdrawal Agreement. Anyone who wanted it would have voted Conservative. Some who didnt want it voted Conservative out of loyalty or for other reasons.
“Whenever I have said in media interviews that the public have rejected the Agreement by a large majority this has been queried. This election provides more proof of the obvious. Mrs May united the country against the draft Treaty she wrongly proposed.
“The Brexit party on the majority of results so far announced as I expected won more seats than the three Remain parties, the Lb Dems, Greens and Change UK combined. These new MEPs need to come to Westminster to tell MPs there how to be popular, by just getting us out of the EU with no lock back in Treaty.
“The BBC seemed to think the main news of the night was the Lib Dems coming second! Once again they missed the obvious and made little of the winning view”.
Nigel Farage says “It took the Labour Party 45 years to win the popular vote. The Brexit Party has done it within 45 days”. The map below tells the story of England.