The Mirror reports:
The pro-Europe Lib Dems are the hardest-working British party in Brussels — attending 87% of votes. The Greens come in next on 84.8%, Labour third on 82.7%, and the Tories second from bottom with an 80.4% attendance record.
UKIP has been branded Europe’s laziest party after figures revealed its MEPs top the skivers’ league.
Leader Nigel Farage has the fifth worst attendance record out of all 752 MEPs.
His anti-European Union party sidekicks Godfrey Bloom and deputy leader Paul Nuttall, who each pocket more than £60,000 a year in Brussels salaries, are even lazier.
Mr Bloom is second only to Ireland’s Brian Crowley in missed votes — attending less than a third. Mr Nuttall sits fourth last, voting just 46% of the time. The figures, unearthed by the Mirror, mean UKIP has three of the top five laziest MEPs.