BREAKING NEWS: Britain votes to leave the European Union

Britain has voted to leave the European Union.

Friday, 24th June 2016, 7:04 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 3:53 pm
EU Referendum.

Nationally 17,410,742 people have voted to leave the EU, compared with 16,141,241 for remain. The 'Leave' campaign won by 52 per cent to 48 per cent. All results have now come in and it is due to be announced officially later this morning by chief counting officer Jenny Watson at Manchester Town Hall. In Sheffield, the 'Leave' campaign got over the line by just 6,000 votes - 51 per cent of the total vote. Voter turnout was 67.3 per cent. Elsewhere, in Barnsley it was 68.3 per cent for leave and 31.7 per cent for remain; Rotherham 67.9 per cent for leave, 32.1 per cent for remain; Doncaster 69 per cent for leave, 31 per cent for remain.Voter turnout: Barnsley 69.9 per cent, Rotherham 69.5 per cent, Doncaster 69.5 per cent. The official result follows a snap poll by The Star earlier this week revealed nearly two-thirds of readers indicated they would vote leave. More than 1, 600 votes were cast. Sheffield residents had expressed divided views. Many backing the remain camp raised concerns about travel, the economic uncertainty of a leave vote and trade agreements.Those in favour of Brexit spoke of immigration, the state of the NHS and keeping money we send to the union in Britain.

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