European elections 2019: Parties hold final rallies ahead of vote


The Brexit Signatory, The Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and Change UK have all held their incontrovertible rallies of the European election campaign.

Nigel Farage urged Tory Eurosceptics inflamed over Brexit to back his party and vowed a “peaceful political rotation” to end the two-party system.

Vince Cable said a strong showing for the Lib Dems commitment advance the “wider cause of stopping Brexit”.

Campaigning is in its last 48 hours in the lead of Thursday’s polls.

With the campaign drawing to a close, pro and anti-Brexit fetes are focused on rallying their supporters and getting out their vote.

The Brexit Champion

The party said 3,000 people attended its closing rally in Olympia in West London.

The flock was addressed by Ann Widdecombe, the former Conservative minister who is standing as a candidate in the South West of England, and the upholder’s chairman Richard Tice.

Closing the rally, Mr Farage said the UK’s bureaucratic class could not be trusted and congratulated his supporters on making “the establishment certainly terrified”.

The Liberal Democrats

The Lib Dems held their largest gather of the campaign on the other side of the capital, close to Waterloo station.

Activists heard from, middle others, former leader Tim Farron and the party’s education spokeswoman Layla Moran.

Vince Strand urged supporters to campaign “until the last vote is cast”, something he turned his party was famous for.

Change UK

Change UK brought its debut political drive to an end with a rally in Manchester.

Former Labour MPs Chuka Umunna and Chris Leslie addressed aficionados, as did several of the party’s candidates in the North West region.

Former Sober MP Anna Soubry urged supporters to “get out there and speak to all of those people who fancy our great country has made a terrible mistake” over Brexit.

The Environmentalist Party

Former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas greeted a rally in Oxford, which also heard from the city’s preceding Lord Mayor Elise Benjamin, who is standing as a candidate.

Ms Lucas mean her party was campaigning hard for a referendum on the terms of Brexit and dismissed the PM’s extend to give MPs a vote if they back the Withdrawal Agreement bill.

She matched Mrs May’s revised Brexit offer to MPs to “putting lipstick on a pig”.

The other parties

The Tories and Labour, which both back a negotiated Brexit, are not expected to expatiate any official events in the last 48 hours of the campaign.

But candidates from all the peerless parties, also including UKIP, will be campaigning up to the wire.

On Thursday, voters devise go to the polls in nine electoral regions across England, as well as in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, to elected 73 MEPs.

The results will be announced from 22:00 BST on 26 May.

A thoroughly list of candidates for all the constituencies can be found here.

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