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Edinburgh majority voted to remain
The EU Referendum results for Edinburgh’s five constituencies have been announced at the Meadowbank Sports Centre.
Seventy-four per cent of Edinburgh voters chose to remain in the European Union, with a 73% turnout for the city. Results for each constituency are listed below.
Edinburgh results by constituency
East constituency: 44,020 votes – 72% remain (31,821 votes); 28% leave (12,153 votes)
North & Leith constituency: 57,099 votes – 78% remain (44,618); 22% leave (12,435 votes)
South constituency: 47,649 votes – 78% remain (37,069 votes); 22% leave (10,549 votes)
South West constituency: 50,308 votes – 72% remain (36,269 votes); 28% leave (14,008 votes)
West constituency: 53,405 votes – 71% remain (38,019 votes); 29% leave (15,353 votes)
Counting Officer Andrew Kerr, who announced the results in the early hours of Friday, 24 June, said: “It’s been great to see so many people turn out to have their say in the EU referendum, demonstrating how keen the Edinburgh public are to take part in the democratic process.
“It is with credit to the hard work of many Council staff, particularly the Election Team, that this vote has run so smoothly, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved.”
Votes cast: 252,481
Votes to remain in the EU: 187,796; Votes to leave the EU: 64,498
This year more than 550 people worked at the election count at the Meadowbank Sports Centre, while a further 650 worked during the day at the city’s 145 polling places.