RESULT: Eastbourne votes in EU Referendum

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The result of the EU referendum vote in Eastbourne has been announced.

The town has voted to leave the European Union with 30,700 in favour of Brexit and 22,845 to remain.

Some 53,598 votes were cast out of an electorate of 71,726 – a turnout of 74.7 per cent.

The result was announced at Eastbourne Town Hall by borough council chief executive and returning officer Rob Cottrill shortly before 3am this morning (Friday).

The figures will now be sent to Southampton, the south east regional centre collating the results, before being sent to Manchester Town Hall, where the final result from across the country will be announced at around 7am.

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell, who is in favour of Britain leaving the European Union, has been at the count during the night and early hours and said, “I am pleased, this is a good result.

“I am also pleased with the high turnout, particularly from first time voters.

“This is a vote of confidence that Britain can prosper outside the European Union membership.

“How the Eastbourne result reflects with results across the rest of the country remains to be seen.”

Returning officer Rob Cottrill thanked the scores of polling station staff, counters at the Town Hall and electoral services officials who worked from 7am and throughout the night.

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