Voters in Richmondshire came out in support of the Brexit Party at this week’s European Parliament elections.
The party received more than twice as many votes (5,280) as its nearest rival, the Liberal Democrats (2,508).
The Conservative Party (1,681) was pushed into third in the district, while Labour (543) received fewer votes than the Green Party (1,571) and the Yorkshire Party (593).
In total 13,365 people cast their vote, meaning the turnout was 36.29 per cent.
Here is the breakdown of votes made in Richmondshire:
- The Brexit Party 5,280
- Liberal Democrats 2,508
- Conservative and Unionist Party 1,681
- Green Party 1,571
- The Yorkshire Party 593
- Labour Party 543
- Change UK – The Independent Group 479
- UK Independence Party (UKIP) 475
- English Democrats 130
The votes cast in Richmondshire were added with others from across Yorkshire and the Humber.
The outcome is that the region will be represented by three Brexit Party MEPS, one of Labour, one Lib Dem and one Green.
- Brexit Party – John Longworth, Lucy Elizabeth Harris and Jake Pugh
- Labour – Richard Corbett
- Liberal Democrats – Shaffaq Mohammed
- Green Party – Magid Magid