Brexit Party take early lead for European elections

The newly-launched Brexit Party has taken the lead over Labour for the European elections next month.

The party, launched by Nigel Farage last week, is now polling at 23 percent, in front of Labour on 22 percent. The Conservatives are in a distant third with 17 percent which, if accurate, would be their worst performance in a national election since 1834.

The Green Party place fourth with 10 percent, followed by the Liberal Democrats on nine percent, Change UK (formerly the Independent Group) on eight percent and UKIP on six percent.

Despite Farage’s lead in vote share, Labour is expected to hold the most amount of seats due to projected regional variation. Labour is currently projected to have 22 seats, with the Brexit Party close behind on 20.

The big losers on May 23rd are expected to be the Conservatives and UKIP, who would lose eight and 22 seats respectively.

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