Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has failed to secure its first parliamentary seat as Labour are victorious in the Peterborough by-election, and people are mocking the party leader for leaving before the results were even announced.

Unite activist Lisa Forbes was elected with a majority of 683 in the marginal seat vacated by MP Fiona Onasanya, who was sacked by her constituents for lying over a speeding offence.

A few hours before the results were confirmed, Nigel Farage arrived in Peterborough looking optimistic and even tweeted a smiling picture with Brexit Party's Peterborough constituency by-election candidate Mike Greene.

He captioned the photo: ‘Arriving in Peterborough!’

Given that his party failed to secure a seat, his tweet was swiftly mocked

Mercilessly

"Where's the picture of you leaving?"

Writer Alex Andreou tweeted a clip of Farage making a beeline for the loo after realising his party hadn’t won the by-election.

He wrote: “All you need to know about Farage: When he thought the BxP won Peterborough he showed up at the count.”

Once he realised they hadn’t, he hid in the loo from reporters, then left by a side door before result was announced, instead of supporting his candidate or answering questions.

It was pretty awkward

"By, Felicia"

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