Brexit referendum results: What you need to know

The sun rises behind the Houses of Parliament in London after voters in the referendum backed the campaign for the UK to leave the EU. Photo: PA
The sun rises behind the Houses of Parliament in London after voters in the referendum backed the campaign for the UK to leave the EU. Photo: PA
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Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Votes have been counted and declared in all 382 local areas.

Brexit

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.

Remain: 119 local areas

16,141,241 votes – 48.11%

Leave: 263 local areas

17,410,742 votes – 51.89%

David Cameron

The Prime Minister has announced that he will resign by October, following Brexit’s win over the Remain campaign.

“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.”

David Cameron

Economy

The pound

Sterling 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 EU 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. This is 33,551,983 people.

Official result

Jenny Watson, the chief counting officer at the Electoral Commission, will announce the referendum result at Manchester Town Hall after all 382 local totals have been declared.