Handful of areas declared Remain
Handful of areas declared Remain Map: BBC

EU: Leave vote sweeps North West

More than three quarters of the North West’s local authority areas declared in favour of leaving the European Union.

With the counting complete and the result officially announced in Manchester at around 7.30am the breakdown of the North West results were as follows:

LEAVE

  • Allerdale
  • Carlisle
  • Copeland
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Eden
  • Lancaster
  • Ribble Valley
  • Blackpool
  • Wyre
  • Pendle
  • Burnley
  • Hyndburn
  • Rossendale
  • Preston
  • Fylde
  • West Lancashire
  • South Ribble
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Chorley
  • Wigan
  • Bury
  • Rochdale
  • Oldham
  • Tameside
  • Salford
  • Bolton
  • Warrington
  • Cheshire West & Chester
  • Cheshire East
  • Knowsley
  • St Helens
  • Halton

REMAIN

  • Wirral
  • Liverpool
  • Sefton
  • Trafford
  • Manchester
  • Stockport
  • South Lakeland

BBC North West said 54% of voters opted to leave the EU and 46% remain. This compares to 52% leave and 48% remain nationally.

Your Comments

Seven intelligent local authority areas: Not too bad !!!!

By Des McConaghy

Can we avoid a boring never-ended debate about the merits of and rationale for Brexit on here please? More interesting will be looking how we move forward and use it to our collective advantage. Thank you

By Percy

Where is it?!!!

By Des McConaghy

It’s a very very sad day!

By Alfie

No Percy, if people want to debate it that’s their right too! Not because you say so or find it is boring, nobody is making you read it, just ignore it yourself. This is going to have major repercussions for the North West and if Osbourne goes any realistic investment in the North will go with it.

By Man on bicycle

Yeah, that’s why I said lets talk about the impacts on our industry and how we respond, not get bogged down in why people are anti-immigration, UKIP, sovereignty, and all that business.

By Percy

It’s certain that any major investment dependent on institutional finance and share prices of individual companies will have to be looked at again. There will be delays but hopefully the underlying conditions will be enough to release investment eventually. However, there will be years of uncertainty. Boris and Gove didn’t really want Brexit and are now equivocal on the matter. Cameron has slipped a proper hospital pass to the next PM by not invoking Article 50 – expect that to rumble on and on and on as (likely) Boris desperately tries to square the circle he’s created on reducing immigration while retaining free access to EU markets. UKIP could benefit as they’ll accuse the Government incumbents of not following through on immigration promises. There could even be a fresh referendum on (informally) negotiated EU terms before Article 50 button is pushed. It would be lovely for the industry to be able to talk about “how we respond” as Percy says… but I’m afraid you won’t have the foggiest how to do that for some time yet as there’s no formal agreement on the UKs position in the EU. Parliament is sovereign remember, the referendum is advisory only and has no status in law. Phone calls are being made and the big City are beasts are in Boris’s ear right now saying “Thing is old chum…we can’t have restricted access to the EU otherwise we’ll have Frankfurt and Paris telling us what to do and taking our best people. Sort it out old bean.”

The Article 50 button sits in the corner, occasionally emitting a high pitched warning tone. Nobody looks at it. Everyone pretends it isn’t there. Think about anything else …oh look, what a lovely day la-la-la-la…can’t we just go back to how things were?? La-la-la…. Fade to black…. Bleep…..Bleep….Bleep………….

By Sceptic

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