Shepway Votes to Leave the EU

With a turnout of 75% Shepway’s votes have been counted with a majority lead to leave the European Union. 60,659 votes were counted with 37,729 to leave and 22,884 to remain.

 

Announced at just after 3.15am at Three Hills Sports Park where the count took place, observers also watched the results come in live from elsewhere.

 

In Kent at the time of writing, Ashford and Maidstone had also voted to leave.

 

As the local vote to leave the EU was announced, the current total votes cast in the EU Referendum were showing a leave lead by 317,848, although the actual figure is changing minute by minute.

The official result is expected to be in before 7am.

 

Leading up to the Shepway final count, there had been a majority swing each way.

UPDATE: At 5am, Kent has voted overwhelmingly in favour of leaving, with Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Sevenoaks, Swale, Thanet and Tonbridge & Malling all joining Shepway with a leave vote.  Tunbridge Wells voted to remain with 54.9%.