Elections for the EU Parliament kicked off yesterday, as UK residents cast their vote alongside the Netherlands. The elections mark the last time the UK is among the EU’s lawmakers, with Brexit on October 31 this year. There is still some time to wait for results as the rest of the bloc is yet to take part.
What time will full results be available for the EU elections?
Each constituent member of the EU must vote before the full results can be announced.
The UK and the Netherlands were first to go, voting on May 23, with Ireland to follow today.
The Czech Republic will have two days to go to the polls – May 24 and May 25.
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Latvia, Malta and Slovakia all vote on May 25 before the rest of the bloc votes on Sunday, May 26.
The first results from the election are released when the last polling station closes.
The last polling station on the continent is in Italy and closes at 10pm.
The first results are expected to come in by 10.15pm.
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In the meantime, other polls have attempted to project the result of this year’s elections.
One YouGov poll currently has the Brexit Party out in front with 37 percent of the vote.
The party – fronted by ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage – has only extended the lead it has held for the last two weeks.
The Liberal Democrats are behind them with 19 percent of the vote, and the Labour and Green Parties close with 13 and 12 percent respectively.
The Conservative Party may suffer another catastrophic defeat, with just 7 percent of the projected vote.
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Theresa May has presided over a number of defeats for the Conservative Party this year, and MPs are anxious to get her out of office.
Tory members are departing the party ranks, and some are already stating support for potential replacement figures.
Former Middle East Minister Alistair Burt said he would vote for ”almost all candidates” hoping to replace her.
He said: “I would find it very difficult to support a candidate who said it was in Britain’s best interest to leave with no deal, leave straight away, WTO…
“I don’t expect any candidate really to say that.”