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Brexit: Salford and Britain vote Leave

Brexit has won. Britain has voted to leave the European Union.

In a night of shocks for pollsters, Salford voted with the country to leave the EU.

In Salford, the results were announced at the AJ Bell Stadium in Eccles shortly after 4.10am on Friday.

Turnout: 63.3%
Votes cast: 109,926
Leave: 62,385 (56.7%)
Remain: 47,430 (43.3%)

The picture in Salford was mirrored throughout Greater Manchester, with only Stockport Manchester and Trafford voting to remain.

Bolton, Bury, Tameside, Rochdale, Oldham, Salford and Wigan all voted to leave.

The result has shocked pollsters who predicted a close race but with Remain still leading in the early hours of this morning.

Scotland and London voted overwhelmingly to stay in the European Union but turnout was lower than expected.

Turnout nationwide trumped local and general election figures by a considerable margin.

Vote Leave’s leading campaigner Nigel Farage said: “Today is a victory for decent, ordinary people who have taken on the establishment and won.”

Oil prices and the value of the pound plummeted in the wake of the news as markets scrambled to understand the result.

Britain voted overwhelmingly by 52% to 48% to leave the EU.

Total votes:
Remain: 16,141,241
Leave: 17,410,472

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Tom is SalfordOnline.com's News Editor and community co-ordinator.