Sunday 25 September 2016

Is this Britain's most stupid voter?

Sasha Brady

Published 24/06/2016 | 13:11

Adam appeared on BBC on Friday morning but seemed to be confused that his vote mattered. Pic: BBC
Adam appeared on BBC on Friday morning but seemed to be confused that his vote mattered. Pic: BBC

A man who voted for Britain to leave the European Union has admitted that he's "shocked" because he didn't think his vote would count.

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The Leave voter, known only as Adam, was asked for his reaction to the Brexit result during the BBC's live rolling coverage of events.

Speaking from Manchester, he told broadcaster, Victoria Derbyshire he is "worried" because he thought Remain would win.

He said: "I’m a bit shocked to be honest.

"I’m shocked that we actually have voted to Leave, I didn’t think that was going to happen.

"My vote, I didn’t think was going to matter too much because I thought we were just going to Remain, and the David Cameron resignation has blown me away to be honest.

"I think the period of uncertainty that we’re going to have for the next couple of months, that’s just been magnified now.

"So yeah, quite worried."

Twitter was quick to slate the Leave voter, claiming that he doesn't understand how democracy works.

@Amijesuspablo tweeted: "How stupid are some people? Adam from #Manchester votes to leave but never thought we'd leave and his vote wouldn't count... #adamisstupid."

@ArsendWenger posted: "Adam from Manchester didn't realise voting out meant voting out. Now he's concerned. The average Brit, ladies and gentleman."

 

 

 

Leave won 51.9 per cent of the total vote to Remain’s 48.1 per cent after the final count.

Turnout in the referendum was 71.8 per cent  - with more than 30 million people voting.

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