BOTH the Conservatives and Labour are braced for a backlash from voters over Brexit.

The results of the European elections are due to be announced in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Polls suggest Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party are on course for victory.

The Lib Dems, from the opposite side of the Brexit divide, are also expected to pick up votes.

Brighton and Hove’s turnout of 46.83 per cent was high, with 91,734 votes cast out of a total electorate of 195,874.

The national turnout is projected to be about 38 per cent.

The European elections took place almost three years after the UK voted to leave the EU because of Theresa May’s failure to get her Brexit deal through Parliament, and could deliver a damaging blow for the Tories after a distinctly lacklustre campaign.

Prominent Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan said he feared the party was facing “total wipeout” and would be left without any representation at all.

The Brexiteer, who has been a member for South East England since 1999, said he suspected the party would be left with “zero MEPs” following the poll.

Seventy-three MEPs will be elected to represent the UK, with England, Scotland and Wales using a form of proportional representation and Northern Ireland using the single transferable vote method.

Mr Farage, who is standing in the South East constituency, said: “If you want Brexit, you’ve got to vote Brexit. We did it once, they ignored us, so we’re going to tell them again.”

In a polling day video message, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned “the far right is on the rise” and Britain was “at a crossroads”. He said: “The actions we take now will have huge consequences for our future.”

On a campaign visit to Worthing last week, he said: “This Government can’t last long.

“And so, get ready for a general election.”

But in a sign of Labour’s divisions over Brexit, pro-EU MPs Wes Streeting and Ben Bradshaw both spoke of difficult doorstep experiences.

Former Cabinet minister Mr Bradshaw said it was “dispiriting” to see Labour voters “flocking” to the Remain-supporting Greens and Lib Dems, while Mr Streeting said it was “not the easiest of polling days”.

Writing in The Observer, deputy Labour leader Tom Watson said the party was “braced with a sense of despair” and blamed Labour’s ambiguous position on a second Brexit referendum for losing votes.

Results are due to be announced after 10pm tonight, when the final polls closed across Europe.