September 27th, 2016

Redditch votes overwhelmingly to leave the EU

Redditch votes overwhelmingly to leave the EU Redditch votes overwhelmingly to leave the EU

REDDITCH voters went 62.8 per cent to leave the EU with just 37.7 per cent voting to remain in yesterday crucial referendum on our membership of the European Union on a turnout of 75 per cent.

The figures, from the BBC, show how heavily the borough voted in favour of Brexit compared to the overall national figure of 51.9 per cent for quitting and 48.1 per cent for staying.

The result sparked the immediate announcement of the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, who only won a General Election last year.

He said he would stay ‘at the helm’ for the next few months but expected a new leader to be in place by the time of the Conservative Party conference in October.

The vote produced widespread variation across the country, with the vote split 53.4 per cent to 46.6 per cent in favour of leaving in England, 44.2 per cent to 55.8 per cent in favour of staying in Northern Ireland, 38 per cent to 62 per cent in favour of staying in Scotland, and 52.5 per cent to 47.5 per cent in favour of leaving in Wales.

Locally, in Stratford district 51.6 per cent voted to leave 48.4 per cent to stay.

In Bromsgrove 55.4 per cent voted to leave 44.6 per cent to stay.

In Solihull 56.2 per cent voted to leave, 43.8 per cent to stay.

In Worcester 53.7 per cent voted to leave, 46.3 per cent to stay.

Meanwhile in London, shares plunged eight per cent and the pound hit its lowest level since 1985 on the result of the referendum.

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