BREAKING NEWS: Lancaster district's EU referendum result

The result is in on how the Lancaster district voted in the EU refendum - and it's a LEAVE vote.

Friday, 24th June 2016, 3:51 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:08 pm
Lancaster district has voted leave in the EU referendum.

The Lancaster district voted in favour of leave with 37,309 (51 per cent) of the 73,098 who voted choosing to opt out of the EU, while 35,732 voted to remain.

57 ballot papers were rejected.

The result was announced by counting officer Mark Cullinan at about 4.10am.

The official turnout was 72.69 per cent of the 100,567 total electorate.

Liz Reid, coordinator for Vote Leave for Lancaster, said: "I am absolutely delighted. When we took over our market stall in Lancaster about 90 per cent of the people we spoke to wanted to remain; by the time we finished it was about 80 to 90 per cent wanting to leave.

"This is such a positive message. The Lancaster people have spoken.

"It was always going to be a tight result because there is a lot of Labour and Green support. But I feel that there is a momentum growing across the whole country."

James Groves, speaking for the Labour In group, said: "We have to look at why certain issues have resonated so much with people here."

Keep checking our websites for early morning local reaction to the result.