United Kingdom – The latest developments as the votes are counted for the historic EU Referendum.
THE UNITED KINGDOM VOTES TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION
The pound falls to levels not seen in over three decades following the announcement that the UK will vote to LEAVE the European Union.
The forecast for the final result is 52% Leave, 48% Remain, the opposite of what pollsters had predicted last night.
Scotland voted exclusively to REMAIN part of the EU. First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said in response to the result that “the people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union” with the nation voting 67.3% of Scottish voters backing Remain.
This leads many to suspect another independence referendum is on the cards for Scotland.
With all votes counted in Wales, there has been a narrow victory for Leave and a Leave vote is expected for England. Northern Ireland seem to be voting in favour of Remain so far with some votes yet to be announced.
Gwynedd and Croydon vote REMAIN
Gwynedd goes against the trend followed by the rest of Wales
Hinckley & Bosworth, Gedling, South Derbyshire and Kingston upon Hull vote LEAVE
Kingston upon Hull voted 67.6% in favour of Brexit.
Dumfries & Galloway follow Scottish trend
The southern region voted 53.1% in favour of Remain.
More vote for Brexit
Wyre, Southampton, Kirklees, Stafford, Calderdale and Luton.
Chiltern, Enfield, Camden and Wokingham vote REMAIN
Camden voted 74.9% in favour.
Nationwide turnout of 72%
The argest turnout in the UK since 1992.
LEAVE lead by over 700,000 votes
Sandwell and Selby vote LEAVE, Stockport and Wycombe vote REMAIN
Sandwell, on the outskirts of Birmingham, votes as expected with England’s second-largest city is poised to vote for a Brexit.
Trafford votes to REMAIN
Trafford follows Manchester in a vote to stay in the EU. The same cannot be said for Salford.
East Hampshire, West Berkshire and Fermanagh & South Tyron vote REMAIN
Bassetlaw, North Lincolnshire and Thanet give strong push for REMAIN
Leave votes in the regions range from 63-68% of the vote.
West Oxfordshire votes to REMAIN and Lancaster votes to LEAVE
Leave now lead by nearly 600,000 votes.
Vote LEAVE expected to win
South Holland, Newark and Sherwood, Swale, Blackburn with Darwen, Plymouth, Salford and Hambleton strengthen a vote for Brexit.
Bath & North East Somerset vote REMAIN
More vote to LEAVE
Gravesham, Chesterfield, Daventry, North Norfolk, Rutland, High Peak and Huntingdonshire.
South Cambridgeshire, Warwick, South Oxfordshire, Sefton and Tunbridge Wells vote REMAIN
North Devon, Chichester and Sutton vote LEAVE.
LEAVE landslide in Mansfield
70% in favour of a ‘Brexit’
Strong votes for REMAIN in Bristol, Tower Hamlets and Cambridge
73.8% of vote in Cambridge were in favour of Remain.
Votes mount up for LEAVE
Broxtowe, Dover, Preston, Derbyshire Dales, Dartford, Fenland and Charwood.
Cardiff votes REMAIN
The Welsh capital goes in the opposite direction from the rest of the country with a strong vote to Remain.
Portsmouth, South Staffordshire, Teignbridge vote LEAVE
Narrow victory for REMAIN in Lewes and Harrogate
Bedford, Copeland, Poole, St Edmundsbury, Torfaen, Test Valley and Three Rivers vote LEAVE
Strong REMAIN vote in Manchester
60.4% vote in favour of Remain.
Slough and Bexley vote LEAVE
Bexley votes 63% in favour of Leave
Argyll & Bute vote 60.6% in favour of REMAIN
The Cotswolds, Hackney, Kensington & Chelsea, Hounslow and South Hams vote REMAIN
Yet more London boroughs vote in favour of remaining part of the European Union.
Tendring and Eastleigh vote LEAVE
Bournemouth and Chorley vote LEAVE
Mid Ulster, Rushcliffe, South Down, Vale of White Horse and Reading vote REMAIN
Leave’s lead narrows slightly.
Norwich and Waltham Forest vote REMAIN
Epsom & Ewell vote REMAIN
LEAVE lead by over half a million results
South Norfolk, Durham, Powys, Hastings, Ipswich, Ryedale and Reigate & Banstead vote to Leave.
More vote LEAVE
North Kesteven, Walsall, Barnsley, Canterbury, Doncaster, East Staffordshire, Rossendale and Bolton.
Landslide for REMAIN in the City of Edinburgh
The Scottish capital follows the will of the nation with 74.4% of the vote going to a Remain vote.
Hart and North Hertfordshire vote REMAIN, Purbeck, Tameside, Epping Forest, Mid Devon and Chelmsford vote LEAVE
Welwyn Hatfield, Bromsgrove and East Riding of Yorkshire vote LEAVE
Overall, Leave are doing much better than expected. Predictions for a Remain win from earlier this evening seem to have halted.
Ealing and the Highlands vote REMAIN
Once again London and Scotland vote to IN.
Woking votes to REMAIN
A somewhat unexpected result considering the trend in the South East of England. Remain received 56.2% of the vote.
Sheffield and New Forest vote LEAVE
More areas vote LEAVE
Ashford, Colchester, Stratford-on-Avon, Thurrock, Barrow-in-Furness, Shepway, Great Yarmouth and Monmouthshire.
Rushmoor, Sevenoaks, Wolverhampton and Litchfield vote Leave
Leave currently lead by nearly 300,00 votes.
Gateshead votes to LEAVE
The North East of England proves to be profoundly Eurosceptic.
Milton Keynes and Crawley vote LEAVE, Wirral and Fife vote REMAIN
Halton votes to LEAVE, Haringey vote to REMAIN
Remain win with a vote of 75.6% in Haringey.
The Vale of Glamorgan votes REMAIN
Neath Port Talbot, Coventry and Scarborough vote LEAVE
Swathes of regions vote LEAVE
Carmarthenshire, South Lakeland, Erewash, Pembrokeshire, Fylde, Darlington, South Ribble, Rochdale, Worcester and Boston.
Telford & Wrekin, Oadby & Wigston and South Somerset vote LEAVE
Leave lead by 150,461 votes.
Merton and East Londonderry vote REMAIN
Bridgend and Upper Bann vote LEAVE
Tandridge, Eastbourne, Runnymede, Oldham and Redditch vote LEAVE
Massive victory for REMAIN in Westminster
69% vote in favour of staying in the European Union.
South Antrim, East Antrim and Rother vote LEAVE
Carlisle, West Devon, Gloucester and Maidstone vote LEAVE and Richmond upon Thames sees massive victory for REMAIN
Leave wins Richmond up Thames with 69.3% of the vote.
The Remain vote is thought to have been hindered following “monsoon-like” rain in the region, lowering voter turnout.
Havant, North Dorset and West Somerset vote LEAVE
The Leave campaign lead by 16,996 votes
St Albans votes to REMAIN
Remain win the region with 62.7 % of the vote.
Castle Point and Cannock Chase vote LEAVE
Castle Point reportedly has the largest number of native speakers in the whole country.
West Dorset, Isle of Wight, Richmondshire and Surrey Heath vote LEAVE
Liverpool and Islington vote REMAIN
Ribble Valley, Lincoln, Rugby and Wyre Forest vote LEAVE
Malvern Hills, Hertsmere and Ceredigion vote LEAVE
Allerdale, Rhondda Cynon Taf and North West Leicestershire vote LEAVE
Leave once again take the lead by 32,661 votes
North Lanarkshire vote REMAIN
North East Lincolnshire, Peterborough, Watford and Wigan vote LEAVE.
A wash of results have come in fast for both Leave and Remain. Remain still lead thanks to votes in Scotland and the London boroughs.
Stroud vote to REMAIN
Corby, Nuneaton & Bedworth and Uttlesford vote LEAVE
Perth & Kinross and Moray vote REMAIN
Both areas are in Scotland
Hammersmith & Fulham vote to REMAIN
The London boroughs are said to be a major player for Remain.
South Lanarkshire vote REMAIN
Scotland proves to be resoundingly pro-EU.
Hyndburn, Blackpool, Craven and Pendle vote LEAVE
South Bucks and Gosport vote to LEAVE the European Union
Belfast South and Belfast North vote REMAIN
Overall, Northern Ireland’s capital votes in favour of Remain.
Barking & Dagenham and Wrexham vote to LEAVE whereas North Ayrshire and East Lothian
First of the London boroughs to vote Leave.
Wandsworth votes REMAIN
Tamworth, Cowny, Torbay, Caerphilly and Belfast East vote to LEAVE
Newport, Bracknell Forest and Burnley vote to LEAVE
Wales following the opposite trend to Scotland with no region yet to vote Remain.
Falkirk vote REMAIN
Stevenage vote LEAVE
Glasgow vote to REMAIN
Remain have taken back the lead by 52,787 votes.
Stirling, Exeter, Lambeth, Oxford and South Ayrshire vote to REMAIN
Leave still lead by 0.6%. As predicted the vote is virtually neck and neck.
Fareham and Isle of Anglesey vote LEAVE
It would seem that the Remain campaign anxiously awaits Scotland’s vote as an area is yet to vote Leave.
North Warwickshire votes to LEAVE the European Union
Angus votes to REMAIN and St Helens votes to LEAVE
Leave lead by 137,803 votes as both sides exceed the million mark.
Denbighshire votes to LEAVE
West Lothian votes to REMAIN
Scotland said to hold the balance though the SNP have been criticised for low turnouts.
East Renfrewshire vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
Eden and Redcar & Cleveland vote to LEAVE the European Union
Harlow vote to LEAVE the European Union
North Down votes to REMAIN part of the European Union
Belfast West votes to REMAIN part of the European Union
A landslide in Northern Ireland’s capital of 74.1% in favour.
Bury votes to LEAVE the European Union
Swansea votes to LEAVE the European Union
Wellingborough votes to LEAVE the European Union
Flintshire, Brentwood and Southend on Sea vote to LEAVE the European Union
City of London vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
Blaenau Gwent vote to LEAVE the European Union
Weymouth and Portland vote to LEAVE the European Union
Inverclyde vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
Middlesborough vote to LEAVE the European Union
Strangford vote to LEAVE the European Union
Renfrewshire vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
Former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond predicts all of Scotland will vote to Remain.
Rochford vote to LEAVE the European Union
Basildon vote to LEAVE the European Union
The Leave vote starts to pull away with an increasing lead.
Stockton on Tees vote to LEAVE the European Union
A trend seems to be emerging as North East England votes predominantly to Leave.
Merthyr Tydfil vote to the LEAVE the European Union
The first Welsh vote follows suit and votes Out.
Midothian vote to Remain part of the European Union
Scotland exclusively votes to Remain so far.
Hartlepool vote to LEAVE the European Union
A landslide of 69.8% in favour of an Out vote.
East Ayrshire vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
Eilean Siar vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
The vote narrows Leave’s lead.
West Tyrone vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
North Antrim vote to LEAVE the European Union
Lagan Valley vote to LEAVE the European Union
Dundee vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
Yet another Scottish vote to stay in the EU.
Sky News reports that Wales is likely to vote Leave despite receiving the most funding from the EU of all UK countries.
South Tyneside vote to LEAVE the European Union
The second region in the North East of England to vote to Leave.
West Dunbartonshire vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
A Scottish region is yet to vote to Leave the EU.
Shetland vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
Regardless, Leave still take the lead.
Kettering vote to LEAVE the European Union
The Leave campaign lead by 18,778 votes.
Glasgow’s turnout is surprisingly low compared to the turnout for the Scottish Referendum in 2014. Average turnout for the Scottish Referendum was 84.6%.
Glasgow turnout: 56.2%
— Niall Paterson (@skynewsniall) June 23, 2016
Broxbourne vote to LEAVE the European Union
The result puts Leave back in the lead.
Swindon vote to LEAVE the European Union
A vote of 55% to 45% was not enough to knock Leave back in the lead.
Isle of Scilly vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
One of the smallest voting areas in the vote with only 1,424 votes counted.
Foyle vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
78% of the votes go to the Remain putting them back in the lead by 19,952 votes overall.
The nation would seem more divided on whether or not the UK should leave the European Union than it first seemed. Talking to the Press Association, an unnamed Labour official said,
“There has been a strong turnout, higher than the General Election in many areas. Early indications showing more divergence than we expected – bigger leads than expected for Remain in likely Remain areas but also bigger leads for Leave in likely Leave areas.”
Following Sunderland’s vote to Leave the European Union, the pound has dropped significantly with only 5 out of 382 results declared.
— World First (@World_First) June 23, 2016
The Leave campaign lead the vote by 3,207 votes following Sunderland’s vote.
Sunderland vote to LEAVE the European Union
As predicted, Sunderland votes to Leave the European Union.
Clackmannanshire vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
Orkney Islands vote to REMAIN part of the European Union
A landslide for Remain winning 63% of the vote
Newcastle upon Tyne votes to REMAIN part of the European Union
Newcastle upon Tyne shock pollsters with a narrow win for Remain – a much tighter result than expected.
The last opinion polls taken before the result show a narrow victory for Remain. YouGov reports a 52% to 48% victory for the Remain campaign where as Ipsos-Mori predicts a result of 54% to 46%.
YouGov on-the-day poll: REMAIN 52, LEAVE 48 pic.twitter.com/TFlAcGcYIR
— YouGov (@YouGov) June 23, 2016
Gibralter votes to REMAIN part of the European Union.
As to be expected, Gibralter has voted to stay in the EU with only 823 voting against.
The results from Gibralter is expected to be announced in the next ten minutes.
Counting in Gibraltar to wrap up shortly, results to be announced soon https://t.co/9ck7p5WgXN
— BNO News (@BNONews) June 23, 2016
Nigel Farage, leader of the eurosceptic political party UKIP, has told Sky News that Remain are likely to have won the referendum.
He said, “It’s been an extraordinary referendum campaign, turnout looks to be exceptionally high and looks like Remain will edge it.” although he is adamant that UKIP will “continue to grow” despite a win for Remain.
Voter turnout at the counting centre in Kettering, Northamptonshire is at a record high. Postal votes show a turnout of 88.8% for the East Midlands region overall.
Overall turnout in Kettering is 76.4% @itvanglia
— Chloe Keedy (@ChloeKeedyITV) June 23, 2016
Former YouGov president, Peter Kellner, says that Remain will have a lead of around 8.5% if polls are correct.
“Let’s assume the polls haven’t screwed up completely, and the true eve-of-referendum position, including Gibraltar and expatriate voters, was Remain 51.2-55.3%, Leave 44.7-48.8%. Adding in on-the day effects that hover between neutral and a 2 point lift for Remain, the final UK result should be somewhere in the range of Remain 51.2-57.3%, Leave 42.7-48.8%
This gives us a mid-point prediction of an 8.5% lead for remain, or a majority of around 2.5 million of votes cast. But don’t be surprised if the gap is less than one million – or as much as four million.”
84 Conservative MPs, all supporters of Vote Leave, have signed a letter showing support for David Cameron remaining Prime Minister regardless of the referendum result.
The letter was signed by 84 MPs, two-thirds of those who publicly supported the Vote Leave Campaign list attached pic.twitter.com/CvKYCWyZJz
— Robert Syms MP (@robertsymsmp) 23 June 2016