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Brexit: Leader of Brent Conservatives says it’s a “bad day” for the borough

PUBLISHED: 12:08 24 June 2016 | UPDATED: 12:08 24 June 2016

Cllr John Warren, leader of Brent Conservative Group and Brondesbury Park representative

Cllr John Warren, leader of Brent Conservative Group and Brondesbury Park representative

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The leader of the Brent Conservatives has said it is not a good day for residents after the country voted nationally to leave the European Union.

Cllr John Warren, who represents Brondesbury Park, voted ‘remain’ in yesterday’s historic referendum, while Kenton’s Conservative leader Cllr Suresh Kansagra voted to ‘leave’.

The overall result in the borough saw 72,523 residents vote to stay and 48,881 vote to leave bucking the national trend.

Cllr Warren said: “It’s a very bad day. I can’t believe it’s a good day for Brent in terms of the national decision but that’s not Brent’s fault.

“All the experts say that the economy will suffer. Clearly Brent has a lot of members of the community at the lower end and they are bound to suffer eventually.

“If the economy suffers, money coming to the government suffers and it has a knock on effect.

“Brent did very well out of the EU, it’s a bad day for the residents of Brent.”

London on the whole voted to stay.

Nationally 51.9pc voted to leave and 48.1 opted to stay.

Cllr Kansagra has been contacted.


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