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Labour and Tories dealt a hammer blow by voters.

LABOUR and the Conservatives' Brexit policies were dealt a hammer blow by voters in a terrible night for both parties in the European elections.

The Brexit Party and the Liberal Democrats triumphed, but the scale of disaster for the main parties was laid bare as the final results for Great Britain were announced.

The Tories secured just 9.1% of the vote - their worst ever national election share - while Labour finished on 14.1%, with voters split between the clear Brexit alternatives offered by Nigel Farage's new party and the pro-EU Liberal Democrats.

Just four Conservatives were elected in England, Scotland and Wales, while the Brexit Party had 29 seats, overtaking the 24 MEPs that Mr Farage's former party Ukip sent to the European Parliament in 2014.

The Lib Dems, reduced to just a single MEP in 2014, were on 16 after their best ever European results.

Labour had 10, halved from 20, the Greens - who also enjoyed a boost from pro-EU voters - were on seven, up from three in 2014.

Voter turnout in Great Britain was the second highest for an EU election, but still low at 36.7%.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 28, 2019
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