UK votes to leave the EU
The votes have been counted and the result is in; the UK has voted in favour of leaving the European Union.
A huge turnout of 72.2% (33.6 million voters) had their say in the referendum.
In total, 51.9% of voters opted to Leave while 48.1% voted to Remain.
Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay in however, England and Wales voted to leave. Click here to read more…
Londoners overwhelmingly backed the Remain campaign, with 2.2 million votes opting Remain verses 1.5 million votes to Leave. See how London voted…
Prime Minister Resigns
As of this morning, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he will stand down by October 2016.
Addressing the nation outside of 10 Downing Street, Cameron said that ‘fresh leadership’ was needed.
“The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected,” said Mr Cameron. “The will of the British people is an instruction that must be delivered.”
The Prime Minister said he would attempt to ‘steady the ship’ in the weeks and months to come however, new leadership would be required and a new ‘captain to steer this country to its new destination’ would be appointed.
It would seem that a new Prime Minister will carry out the negotiations with the EU.