Rugby votes to leave the EU

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

Friday, 24th June 2016, 6:54 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:59 pm
The Rugby result was revealed in the early hours of this morning.

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.