RESULT: Hastings votes to leave European Union

The EU referendum was held yesterday
The EU referendum was held yesterday

Voters in Hastings have elected to leave the European Union.

The Brexit campaign edged a 4,328-vote victory with 20,011 electing to remain in the EU and 24,339 wishing to leave. Thirty-seven votes were rejected.

The result was announced shortly after 3.30am at the Horntye Sports Complex after hours of counting.

Hastings saw a 71.6 turnout, with 44,357 votes cast out of 61,957 registered voters.

The results were verified at the south east regional centre in Southampton before being sent to Manchester Town Hall, where a national result is expected to be announced some time after 7am.

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd was in favour of remaining in the EU but said ‘we knew it [the result] would be tight’.

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