The Brexit party wins second region in European elections
Nigel Farage is on to win the election
The Brexit party has won the east of England in the European elections, picking up three seats in the region.
UKIP held three seats in the east originally, but so did the Conservatives. The Tories have gone down to only one seat in the area. Meaning the proportion of MEPs representing a pro-Brexit position has actually decreased.
The Lib Dems won two seats and the Greens one. So three for anti-Brexit parties.
East of England, seat allocation:
Brex: 3 MEPs
— Britain Elects (@britainelects) May 26, 2019
The Brexit party received 38 per cent of the vote, the Lib Dems 22.6 per cent and the Green Party 12.7 per cent.
Meanwhile the Tories collapsed down to 10.2 per cent from 18.1 per cent, as did UKIP from 31.1 per cent to 3.4 per cent.
Labour were left in fifth place on 8.7 per cent.
The first UK results from the European elections handed two seats to the Brexit Party and one to Labour in the north east of England.
Projections for the elections have suggested that Nigel Farage's Brexit Party will receive the most seats of any party in the UK, with Lib Dems in second and Labour in third.