5 interesting statistics from the EU referendum
24 June 2016
As the UK faces a post-Brexit world, we pick up some interesting statistics from the vote and beyond.
- Turnout for the referendum was 71.8 per cent, with more than 30 million people voting - the highest voter turnout in the UK since 1992.
- Of the nine areas that voted by more than 70 per cent to leave, Boston in Lincolnshire came top with 75.6 per cent of the electorate voting for Brexit.
- Overseas territory Gibraltar topped the charts for Remain, with 95.9 per cent of those taking to the polls supporting Remain.
- In the opening minutes of trade the value of the FTSE 100 fell by more than 8 per cent.
- On June 30th, EU member states meet to agree opening a new negotiating chapter with Turkey over its potential membership.