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