Conservative candidate Caroline Johnson eased to victory as Labour tumbled from second to fourth place.
Europe's right-wing populists cheered the result.
Only Diane Abbott has come out fighting for free movement.
The vote was seen as a test of how other populist, anti-establishment candidates might perform in elections across Europe next year.
An approaching constitutional crisis has triggered deep political unrest in the Congo.
Not everyone gets to play cricket in Bangladesh but I still managed to notch up more worries than runs.
Peter Crouch came out with one of the wittiest football lines. When asked what he thought he would have been but for football, he replied: “A virgin.”
This week in the media, from Castro and the student rebels, hysteria over football coaches, and Ed Balls’s ballroom exit.
To those people who tell me that they’re not interested in politics, I often say: “But politics is interested in you!”
And the President of the European Council has the upper hand.
Labour MPs in big cities fear the Liberal Democrats, while in the north, they fear Ukip.
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