UK Votes to Leave the European Union
June 24, 2016
Information on the BCCJ website regarding the results of the EU referendum is based on live coverage of the polls by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
The UK has voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum.
London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU but the remain vote was undermined by poor results in the north of England. Wales and the majority of England outside London voted in large numbers for Brexit.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed the result as the UK's "independence day".
The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.
The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting - the highest turnout at a UK election since 1992.
The BCCJ will publish the statements of Prime Minister David Cameron and HM Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens CMG LVO as well as comments by BCCJ President, David Bickle, later this evening.
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