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European Elections 2019: How every Kent district voted for the Brexit Party

The Brexit Party took the most votes in every single district in Kent in the European Elections.

The clean sweep in last night's vote led leader Nigel Farage to say his new group's shockwave through British politics would be repeated if there was a General Election.

The party won by majorities of more than 8,000 in seven boroughs in Kent, with the largest margin of victory by 22,214 votes in Medway.

Every single district in Kent voted for the Brexit Party
Every single district in Kent voted for the Brexit Party

However, for all their dominance in Kent, the Brexit Party only came away with four MEPs for the South East, fewer than many had predicted, once all the results for the region were counted together.

The results for each district show the Liberal Democrats were the clear second party in the county, taking the runner up spot in every borough except Gravesham where they were pushed into third by Labour.

The Lib Dems, who have distinguished themselves as the main Remain party, ran the Brexit Party close in Tunbridge Wells, where they lost by just 481 votes.

The Conservatives were pushed into fifth place in Canterbury, Dover and Thanet, managing third in Maidstone and Sevenoaks, and coming fourth everywhere else.

It was a similarly disappointing night for Labour, coming fifth in Ashford, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Swale and Tonbridge and Malling, although managing second in Gravesham.

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Yet both the Conservatives and Labour managed to secure an MEP when the overall result for the South East was announced.

Had the result last night been for a local election, it does not mean the Brexit Party would have taken control of every council.

The close results in Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury left both the Remain-favouring Lib Dems and Greens with a larger vote when combined, leaving open the possibility of coalition administrations.

See how your district voted in the European Elections below

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The Brexit Party wins the European Elections

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