Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Votes have been counted and declared in all 382 local areas.
Brexit has won by a majority of 51.9 per cent of the total vote. Remain has 48.1 per cent of the final count.
Votes to Remain: There were 16,141,241 votes to Remain in the EU, from a total of 119 local areas. However, Leave, with its wins in 263 local areas, saw them take victory with 17,410,742 votes.
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that he will resign by October, following the Brexit vote.
“The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected. The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered.
“I love this country and I feel honoured to have served it and I will do everything I can in future to help this great country succeed.”
Following the result, the pound has lost more than 10 per cent against the US dollar – $1.33 – at one point, slumping to lows last seen in 1985.
Economists are predicting a UK recession after the referendum result. But the Bank of England has said it will take the necessary steps to ensure financial stability following the Brexit vote.
Regions that voted to Remain
London Predictably, London voted in favour of Remain.
Scotland The population voted to remain by a majority of 62 per cent.
Northern Ireland The majority of people voted for Britain to remain in the EU.
Gibraltar The first area to declare voted 96 per cent in favour of Remain.
Regions that voted to Leave
Wales The majority of people voted to Leave the EU. Remain wins in Cardiff, though.
Turnout One of the highest on record
More than 72 per cent of those registered cast eligible votes - a total of 33,551,983 people.
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