Saturday 20 January 2018

Brexit vote - 95pc of voters in Gibraltar back remaining in EU

Ballots from the City of Westminster and City of London are counted at the Lindley Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, London, as counting gets underway in the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Ballots from the City of Westminster and City of London are counted at the Lindley Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, London, as counting gets underway in the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Workers begin counting ballots after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in Islington, London, Britain, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Gibraltar voted strongly to remain in the European Union in Britain's membership referendum on Thursday, the counting officer for the overseas territory said, the first result to declared.

Nearly 96 percent of voters in Gibraltar backed staying in the EU, while 4 percent supported leaving the bloc. Based on pre-vote surveys, it was considered one of the safest areas for the "Remain" side.

A workers counts ballots after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in Islington, London, Britain, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A workers counts ballots after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in Islington, London, Britain, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Workers begin counting ballots after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in Islington, London, Britain, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Workers begin counting ballots after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in Islington, London, Britain, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

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