How Britain Voted in the E.U. Referendum By GREGOR AISCH, ADAM PEARCE and KARL RUSSELL UPDATED June 24, 2016
Friday 8 July 2016, by Carlos San Juan
Britons voted on Thursday to leave the European Union. The Leave side led with 17.4 million votes, or 52 percent, versus the Remain side’s 16.1 million, or 48 percent, with a turnout of around 72 percent.
The Scottish first minister has said that a leave vote could trigger a referendum vote in Scotland to leave Britain. Scots rejected independence in a referendum in September 2014 by 55 percent to 45 percent.
Northern Ireland shares a completely porous border with Ireland, which is in the European Union. Trade issues could arise between the two.
The majority of Wales voted strongly to leave, except for the largest city Cardiff, which voted to remain by 60 percent.
London, along with Scotland,
led the vote to remain in the
European Union, though the
east side of the city voted to