Gibraltar voters strongly back remaining in EU

London, June 24 (IANS) First counting venue Gibraltar declared its result as 19,322 voted to stay in and 823 voted to leave, Gibraltar local authority said late on Thursday as the counting is under way across Britain in the historic EU membership referendum.

The estimated turnout for EU referendum is 83.7 per cent, while the last general election was 66 per cent, Sky News said, according to Xinhua.

Over 80 pro-Brexit Conservative MPs signed a letter calling for British Prime Minister David Cameron to stay in his post regardless of the referendum result on Thursday night.

The final result is expected to declare at around breakfast time on Friday.

–IANS

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