High profile candidates failed MEP bid


FORMER English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has failed in his bid to get elected to the European Parliament.
Mr Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, came in eighth place in the North West England region with 38,908 votes.
The far-right activist is a political adviser to the current Ukip leader Gerrard Batten.
Journalist Rachel Johnson, whose brother Boris – the former Foreign Secretary – is running to be Conservative Party leader, did not get elected as a Change UK candidate.

By George Ryan, PA

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