May 27, 2019 10.30 am This story is over 54 months old

Brexit Party wins most seats in EU elections

The Liberal Democrats came second

The Brexit Party won the most seats in the East Midlands constituency at this year’s European elections.

Led by arch-Brexiteer, Nigel Farage, the newly formed party won three seats in the European Parliament last night.

But, the Liberal Democrats, who are against Brexit, came second and also won a seat in the region.

Across Lincolnshire, The Brexit Party managed 7,434 votes in Lincoln, while the Liberal Democrats had 3,339 votes.

In South Kesteven, more than 16,000 were cast for the Brexit Party, while in South Holland it gained 11,445 votes.

The party also won the most votes in West Lindsey, Boston, East Lindsey and North Kesteven.

Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats won 6,689 votes in South Kesteven and 1,949 in South Holland.

It means that the Brexit Party will have three seats in the European Parliament.

The Liberal Democrats will have one seat in the region, while the Labour Party will also have a single seat.

You can find a full roundup for how Lincolnshire voted below.

Your elected members of European Parliament

  • Annunziata Rees-Mogg – Brexit Party
  • Jonathan Bullock – Brexit Party
  • Matthew Patten – Brexit Party
  • Bill Newton-Dunn – Liberal Democrat
  • Rory Palmer – Labour Party

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