Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was backed at the European elections by more than a half of people who voted for Tory MPs at the 2017 general election.

Iran Press/Europe: Only one in five people who voted for the Tories in 2017 stuck with the Conservative Party at the European elections last week, a survey by Lord Ashcroft reveals.

The Conservative peer surveyed more than 10,000 voters who took part to the May 23 vote and asked them who they supported, unveiling a profound discontent among the former supporters of Britain’s historic parties, Conservative and Labour. 

His analysis shows the Brexit Party gained votes from most of the British parties, including Tory, Labour, Lib Dems, and Ukip, the Express reported.

He told Conservative Home: “More than half (53 percent) of 2017 Conservative voters who took part in the European elections voted for the Brexit Party.

The far-right parties across Europe have more seats in the European Parliament than ever before.

In the UK, Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party enjoyed a crushing victory. In Italy, Matteo Salvini's far-right party - the League - is known for its attacks on migrants, Islam. It came out on top, with more than a third of the Italian vote in last week's election.

In France Marine Le Pen's far-right, anti-immigrant National Rally saw a narrow victory over French President Emmanuel Macron's party.

Similar gains were made by far-right parties in Poland and Hungary. The common theme amongst them is a radical change of the EU and anti-immigrant.

On May 7, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged people to vote carefully in Europe-wide polls, saying: "voters should ask themselves what the 'European landscape' would look like in the coming years if everyone voted for extremists." 


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