As Brexit Party dominate the South Holland votes at Euro elections, Jacob Rees Mogg's sister is your new representative in Brussels
South Lincolnshire voters confirmed their commitment to Brexit in Thursday’s Euro elections, the results of which were counted and announced on Sunday evening.
In 2016’s Referendum, South Holland recorded the second largest leave vote, behind nearby Boston and Skegness.
And, at Sunday’s count at Springfields Events Centre, the Brexit Party scored more votes than the eight other parties combined in the South Holland count.
Nigel Farage’s fledgling party took 11,445 of the district’s votes for the East Midlands section of the European Parliamentary Elections.
Second with 2,800 votes were the Conservatives, with the Liberal Democrats third with 1,949.
Fourth were UKIP with 1,499, fifth the Greens with 1,306, sixth Labour with 902, seventh Change UK with 594, eighth Independent Network with 140 and ninth Simon Louis Rood (Independent) with 117. Turnout was 32.12 per cent.
In the East Midlands as a whole, The Brexit Party also took the top honours, with Annunziata Rees-Mogg, sister of Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, elected.
The new party took three of the five available seats withJonathan Bullock and Matthew Patten also elected. The Liberal Democrats (Bill Newton Dunn) and Labour (Rory Palmer) took one seat each.
The Conservatives and UKIP now have no MEPs in the region. Turnout was 34.7 per cent, a slight increase from last time.
Craig Jackson, of the Brexit Party in South Holland and the Deepings, said: “The British people have delivered a clear message that the 2016 referendum result must be honoured.
“When I stood here back on June 23, 2016, when the UK voted to leave the European Union and take back control of our country, never did I think that I would be here three years later, fighting a European election that was not supposed to have taken place.
“The Government must get on with delivering Brexit, a clean Brexit where we take back control of our laws, borders and economy, or it must pay the price at the next general election.
.“My thanks go to everyone in South Holland and the East Midlands who voted for the Brexit Party.”
Chairman of the Conservative Party’s South Holland & The Deepings Constituency Association Paul Redgate said: “A lot of people are clearly frustrated with politics in general.
“But when we take time to listen to the key message, it is clear that voters want us to honour the 2016 referendum result.”