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Brexit Party wins big in West Norfolk at European elections

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The Brexit Party was the big winner in West Norfolk as voters' verdict in the European elections was revealed last night.

The new party, formed by ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage, took over 47 per cent of the vote in the borough, more than three times that of their nearest rivals.

Their share was also more than five per cent above that achieved by UKIP at the last European elections in 2014.

And it helped them to secure three of the seven available seats for the East of England region.

The other big winners of the night were the Liberal Democrats, who won two seats and whose vote was up 10 per cent from last time.

The Green Party were also celebrating winning a seat in the region for the first time.

The Conservatives were pushed into third place, and only won one seat, while Labour finished fifth and lost their seat.

The full result, recorded on a turnout of just under 34 per cent, is as follows:

Brexit Party: 17,865 votes, three candidates elected; Liberal Democrats: 5,248, two candidates elected; Conservatives: 4,516, one candidate elected; Green Party: 4,052, one candidate elected; Labour: 2,585; UKIP: 1,769; ChangeUK: 1,386; English Democrats: 297; Attila Csordas (Independent): 82.

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