- The Brexit Party has won 28 seats in the European elections
- Both Tories and Labour saw disappointing loses
- This trend might continue, says Farage
Despite all the efforts to avoid it, the UK eventually took part in the recently concluded European elections and according to a May 27, 2019 report, the results of the election show very interesting shifts in political trends.
As per the report, the Brexit party saw many victories across the board during the European elections with the Lib Dems coming in second and the two major parties in the UK, the Tories, and the Labour Party, suffering defeats. In fact, is estimated that the Conservative Party is expected to get less than 10 percent of the total vote.
A Teachable Moment?
According to Nigel Farage, who is the leader of the Brexit party, both the Tories and Labour party should learn a big lesson from the results. 64 members of European Parliament have been declared and the Brexit party has 28 of those seats, the Lib Dems won 15, Labour has 10, the Greens have seven, the Tories have three and Plaid Cymru has one.
Across England, the Brexit party saw massive victories in almost every region except for London itself and also saw dominance in Wales. As for Scotland, they have not yet formally declared the results of the elections but the SNP is on track to score a victory with 38 percent of the votes. Northern Ireland, however, will not begin voting until Monday and their results will not be released until May 28, 2019.
These results, however, speak to how divided the UK is politically, with pro-Brexit parties taking roughly 35 percent of the vote and anti-Brexit parties taking 40 percent of the vote. It was also an embarrassing defeat for the Conservative Party as it is their worst performance in an election since the 1830s. However, Nigel Farage has stated that should the UK not meet it’s October 31. 2019 Brexit deadline, these results will continue to repeat themselves in a general election.
“Never before in British politics has a party just six weeks old won a national election,” he said.
The best course of action, according to some, would be to simply push Brexit forward and get it done with despite all the challenges that have been faced in trying to achieve what. The interview process has led to resignations, dismissals and much conflict and now seems to be on course to disrupt the entire British political system and further divide the public if not resolved in time.