BREAKING: Britain WILL leave the EU

EU flags flutter in the wind in back of a no entry street sign in front of EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, June 24, 2016. Voters in the United Kingdom voted in a referendum on Thursday to decide whether Britain remains part of the European Union or leaves the 28-nation bloc. Results will be known later on Friday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Britain will leave the European Union, it has officially been confirmed this morning (Friday 24th June) 

51.9% of the U.K. population voted for Brexit and to leave the 28 member block Union, that works out as 17,410,742 votes across the country.

The North East, joined much of England and Wales, in voting collectively for an “Leave” outcome with 778,103 leave votes and 562,595 remain votes cast across the region.

While, 16,141,241 votes were cast in favour of remaining in the European Union – working out as 49.1% of the electorate voting to stay in.

33,551,983 people voted in the EU Referendum working out as national turn out of 72.2%, which is the highest turn out for a national election or referendum since 1992’s Conservative General election victory.

Regions who collectively voted FOR Brexit (Leave the EU)

  • North East
  • North West
  • Yorkshire & The Humber
  • West Midlands
  • East Midlands
  • Wales
  • South West & Gibraltar
  • South East
  • Eastern

Regions who collectively voted TO Remain (Stay in the EU)

  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • London

 

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