The Brexit Party Enjoys 9,900% Surge in Votes And Seats

Euro election results from our data visualisation department.

Not wholly and entirely sure that going from zero to 28 is best described as a 9,900 percent rise in seats but it’s certainly most impressive.

Given that Ukip has failed to win a seat at all then I think we’ve got a certain measure of the manner in which it really was Nigel Farage that dragged it up by its bootstraps. Having worked for the party that isn’t a surprise of course.

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Technically, that’s an infinite increase – the 9900% is likely a cap applied to allow it to be shown. Lib Dems did quite well with a 1400% increase (although going from 1 to 15 seats is less impressing than 0 to 28, and it’s only(!) a 217% increase in votes. Shows that the Lib Dems are a party that people only vote for to make a point – they don’t have many core voters. In the interests of balance, we’re still waiting for data from Scotland and Northern Ireland, which are both areas that voted more strongly in favour of… Read more »

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58.1% voted for parties whose stated policy is to leave the EU.

TBP: 36.1%
Labour: 14.1%
Conservative: 9.1%
UKIP: 3.3%

Edit: Whoops mathematics deserted me (late night watching election coverage), in fact the percentage is 62.6, not 58.1.

Quentin Vole
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Doesn’t that sum to 62.6%?

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Whoops, so it does!