Yesterday I posted about the British Labour party losing badly in local elections and today things have gone from bad to worse as results of elections to the European Parliament come in. The exact numbers are still being hashed out but it looks like Labour has lost (and the Conservatives have won) a vote in Wales for the first time since 1918.
In 2004 Labour had won two of the four seats in 2004 with 32% of the vote. But five years on Labour has seen its vote fall to just 20%.
The Tories edged ahead of Labour, and were up 2% to 21%, while Plaid improved its share by 1% to 19%.
Liberal Democrats again suffered European disappointment. They have never had a Welsh MEP, and were pushed into fifth place, with their vote stuck on 11%.
I’ll post more results as they come in but things do not look good for the left in Europe.