UK & EUROPE
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Portrait of the day
- The Brexit party came first in the European elections, taking 29 seats.
- The Liberal Democrats came second, with 16 seats, Labour 10, the Greens 7, the Tories 4, the SNP 3 and Plaid Cymru 1.
- Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said her party should have been campaigning to remain in the EU.
- Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May said the result showed ‘the importance of finding a Brexit deal’.
- Recently-formed party Change UK descended into bickering after failing to win a single seat.
- Sajid Javid became the ninth candidate to enter the Tory leadership contest.
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