Saturday 3 December 2016

Brexit vote - Newcastle votes narrowly to remain in EU

Reuters

Published 24/06/2016 | 00:21

Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), addresses supporters at a A Leave.eu party after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in London, Britain, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), addresses supporters at a A Leave.eu party after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in London, Britain, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The city of Newcastle in north east England voted narrowly to remain in the European Union in a membership referendum on Thursday, according to official results.

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Remain won 65,404 votes in the Newcastle voting region, while Leave won 63,598.

According to calculations by J.P. Morgan, remain had been expected to win more comfortably, with their analysis predicting 66.8 percent would vote Remain, and 33.2 percent Leave.

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