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Referendum roundup: Barnsley votes to leave the European Union

Friday June 24 2016


Barnsley voted to leave the EU Barnsley voted to leave the EU


BARNSLEY joined the UK in voting out of the European Union.

It was a majority vote, with 83,958 votes to leave and 38,951 to remain.

There were 122,972 validated ballot papers for Barnsley. The turnout of 69.9 per cent is the highest since the 1992 general election (75 per cent).

The referendum turnout in the whole of the UK was 71.8 per cent - with more than 30 million people voting - the highest turnout at a UK-wide vote since 1992.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, will resign following the decision.

A new PM will be in place by October.