LEAVE: 51.9% REMAIN: 48.1%
On Thursday the UK went to the polls and voted to leave the European Union. 17,410,742 people voted to Leave and 16,141,241 to Remain. The turnout was 72.2%. There was considerable regional variation with London, Scotland and Northern Ireland supporting Remain while most of England and Wales voted Leave. The MJ’s Heather Jameson urges the Government not to get distracted by Brexit and allow devolution to be “derailed” , whilst LGC’s Nick Golding says that strong leadership in local government will help the UK overcome “Brexit chaos”.