Tories obliterated by tide of Brexit Party turquoise: Map shows the scale of Nigel Farage‘s political earthquake in EU elections as the public hammers the Conservatives and Labour
Furious voters turned the country blue today as they sent a vicious message to the Tories and Labour.
‘s insurgents dominated across England and Wales, evicting the main parties from key strongholds in the South East and London.
Only in Scotland did the managed to stave off the challenge from the Brexit Party.
But there was also a wave of support for the and Greens south of the border, underlining the depth of the divisions in the UK.
In a sign of the strength of feeling, turnout at 37 per cent was the highest since 2004, when the figures were inflated by the use of all-postal ballots.
The results sparked frenzied infighting in the Conservatives and Labour, as they struggled to work out how to respond to the drubbing.
This map shows the party which won the most votes in each of hundreds of local authority areas in England, Wales and Scotland. With almost all results in, the Brexit Party had won the vast majority of council areas in England and Wales last night
Despite only being launched six weeks ago, the Brexit Party has won at least 28 MEP seats and around 31 per cent of the vote. It came first in hundreds of local authorities across the country.
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By contrast, the Conservatives dropped to fifth place across much of the country with just 9 per cent of the vote.
The disastrous showing immediately sparked warnings from would-be leader Boris Johnson that things could get even worse for the Tories if the UK does not leave the EU by the end of October – deal or no deal.
A jubilant Mr Farage demanded a role in the next round of negotiations with the EU, threatening to loose more havoc at a general election. ‘If we don‘t leave on October 31 then the scores you have seen for the Brexit Party today will be repeated in a general election, and we are getting ready for it,‘ he said.
As voters vented their fury at the political chaos in Westminister Jeremy Corbyn was also handed a bloody nose as Labour‘s vote collapsed.
His party has slumped to third, beaten by the unashamedly pro-Remain Liberal Democrats, after being humbled in strongholds including London and Wales as Remain voters deserted them.
As the scale of the thrashing became clear, Labour MPs and peers lined up to castigate their leader for sitting on the fence rather than coming out strongly for a second referendum.
These diagrams show how the Brexit Party has stormed to victory in the European elections, winning the most votes and seats
This diagram shows where the Brexit Party had their strongest results and where Labour and the Tories struggled the most