The look on Ann Widdecombe's face tells the story of the night.

The Brexit Party candidate was one of three MEP hopefuls elected to the European Parliament following Thursday's poll.

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Thanking voters and party workers, Miss Widdecombe said: "Tonight reaffirms the vote of 2016. There was only one reason for voting for the Brexit Party and that was if you wanted a Brexit. 

"Therefore we will go forward determined that is what we will achieve.  

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"When we go to Brussels we will say that because of our showing in this election and the fact we so clearly speak for the people, we want a role in the negotiations."

Nationally, Nigel Farage's Brexit Party are odds-on to take the top spot. By contrast, Labour and the Conservatives have seen their vote share plummet.