Rugby votes to leave the EU

The Rugby result was revealed in the early hours of this morning.

The Rugby result was revealed in the early hours of this morning.

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The votes have been counted and Rugby has gone with the national mood by voting to leave the EU.

Ballot papers were counted overnight at the Benn Hall after polls closed at 10pm on Thursday - with the majority of Rugbeians putting a cross in the ’leave’ box.

A total of 25,350 people (43.2%) in the town voted to remain, while 33,199 (56.7%) voted to leave.

As anticipated, there was a big turnout of voters across the country - the largest since 1992 - and in Rugby turnout was 79%.

And with just a handful of areas in the UK left to declare their results, the overall national result in the EU referendum has been confirmed as a leave vote.

Most voters in Warwick district bucked the trend to back Britain to stay in the European Union as the nation voted leave in the EU Referendum.

The result was announced by the district council from Stoneleigh Park where the count took place overnight.

A total of 47,976 people voted to remain in the EU while 33,642 voted to leave (Remain 58.8%, Leave 41.2%). The turnout for the Warwick district was 79.4 per cent.

Daventry district backed an exit though with Leave polling 28,938 votes (58.6%) to Remain’s 20,443 (41.4%). Turnout was 80.9%