EU referendum: ‘Leave’ lead in Wales

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Cardiff, June 24 (IANS) Leave are ahead in Wales after 19 European Union (EU) referendum results came in early Friday and with only four to go, BBC reported.

So far 689,603 (54.4 per cent) have voted for ‘Leave’, compared to 578,917 (45.6 per cent) for ‘Remain’.

Several opposition Labour Party areas have backed Brexit, including Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent and Swansea.

Welsh Labour In campaign manager Lord Hain said the Tories invited a kicking in the poll “and are being given it”.

Only three areas – Ceredigion, the Vale of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire – have voted for ‘Remain’.

Turnout has been high at 71.7 per cent for Wales.

Results in Wales will be announced on a council-by-council basis, before an overall result is announced in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.

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