Our readers voted in their droves for Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party to represent them in the European Parliament, an exclusive poll of almost 20,000 people has revealed. There hasn’t been an official declaration of the UK’s intent to partake in the next round of European Parliament elections, but with the latest Brexit delay it is highly likely. So we asked our readers: who would you vote for? The results were overwhelming, with 19,406 voting between 10.30am and 8pm on Friday, April 12.
The newly instated Brexit Party have the overwhelming lead.
Those who voted were eager to share their comments on the poll.
One wrote: “I would vote for Farage, he is the ONLY one who sincerely cares about are country.”
Another said: “I have never seen Farage lose an argument, no matter who he’s up against. He tells the truth ‘because he can’ says it the way it is, and has the habit of actually answering questions. He’s a one off!”
Mr Farage launched the Brexit Party on Friday and has already gathered support.
The ex-UKIP leader said he wants a “democratic revolution” in UK politics.
Speaking in Coventry, he said next month’s expected European elections were the party’s “first step” but its “first task” was to “change politics”.
He said: “I said that if I did come back into the political fray it would be no more Mr Nice Guy and I mean it.”
Mr Farage said the Brexit Party had an “impressive list” of 70 candidates for the elections.
Among those revealed at the launch was Annunziata Rees-Mogg, sister of leading Conservative Brexiteer MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Mr Farage said: “This party is not here just to fight the European elections… this party is not just to express our anger – 23 May is the first step of the Brexit Party. We will change politics for good.”
He said he was “angry, but this is not a negative emotion, this is a positive emotion”.
The party had already received £750,000 online over 10 days, he said, made up of small donations of up to £500.