EU elections: Tories and Labour savaged as voters take Brexit revenge

EU elections: Nigel Farage’s BREXIT Party tops polls in UK

Brexit party humiliates Conservatives while remain voters desert Labour for Lib Dems

An insurgent Brexit party and reinvigorated Liberal Democrats have delivered a harrowing night for the Conservatives and Labour at the European elections, prompting profound soul-searching at the top of both major parties.

Nigel Farage’s Brexit party humiliated the Conservatives in their rural heartlands but also made sweeping gains in cities such as Cardiff, Leeds and Sheffield, as well as in Hillingdon, the home of Boris Johnson’s seat, where the Tories were pushed into fourth.

Farage’s success campaigning in favour of a no-deal Brexitis likely to push the Conservative leadership candidates into hardline positions on leaving the EU.

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