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Reform UK leader Nigel Farage has finally won a seat in the UK parliament, running in the Clacton constituency in eastern England. The leading advocate of Britain leaving the European Union will sit in the House of Commons for the first time.

Nigel Farage, leader of the right-wing populist Reform UK party and for years a leading advocate of Britain leaving the European Union, said in a statement on Thursday elections parliamentary elections, he won a parliamentary seat and will sit in the House of Commons for the first time.

Farage was a candidate in the Clacton constituency in East England and won over 21,000 votes, while the Conservative Party candidate received just under 13,000. He is the second Reform UK candidate to win in his constituency so far.

Earlier, the party's only current MP, Lee Anderson, defended his parliamentary seat. According to polls Exit poll, Reform UK will win 13 seats.

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Nigel Farage will take his seat in the House of Commons for the first timeANDY RAIN/PAP/EPA

Farage in the House of Commons for the first time

It was Farage's eighth time running for election to the House of Commons, but only the first time he had managed to win a seat.

At the time when Great Britain In the 1990s, when Poland was in the European Union, Farage won a seat as an MEP several times, which was due to the fact that the elections to the European Parliament in Great Britain were conducted under a proportional representation system, which was much more favourable to smaller parties than the majoritarian system that was in force in elections to the House of Commons.

The opposition Labour Party won the House of Commons elections on Thursday by a landslide, which according to exit pollwill obtain 410 seats.

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