UK votes for Brexit: CLA analysis of rural voting

The result of the referendum on the UK's continued membership of the European Union was announced this morning (24 June 2016) with 51.9 percent of voters choosing to leave the bloc and 48.1 percent voting to remain.

In Wales, 52.5 percent voted leave, compared with 47.5 percent who supported remain. Scotland voted in favour of the UK staying in the EU by 62 percent to 38 percent.

Voter turnout was exceptionally high with 72 percent of UK voters casting their ballot.

CLA analysis has shown that people in rural areas voted leave in greater numbers than the national average. A total of 55.3 percent of voters from local authorities classified as 'rural' by the Office of National Statistics supported the vote to leave. 

England

Total number of rural votes in England: 10,782,320

England statistics

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Wales

Total number of rural votes in Wales: 483638

Wales stats

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These statistics were calculated using the total number of votes cast in the local authority areas classified by the Office National Statistics as rural.