Brexit: Brent voted to remain in the EU

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A majority of residents in Brent voted to remain in the EU.

Bucking the national result, 60 per cent opted for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union in yesterday’s referendum.

The overall result in the borough saw 72,523 residents vote and 48,881 voted to leave.

There were a total of 267 spoilt ballots.

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

In February the borough was rated one of the top Europhile areas in the country in a YouGov poll.

However Brent’s politicians were not all on the same side.

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Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, Cllr John Warren, leader of the Brent Conservatives and Cllr Helen Carr, leader of the Liberal Democrats told the Brent & Kilburn Times they will all vote remain.

While Kenton’s Cllr Suresh Kansagra of the Conservative Party said he will vote to leave.

London on the whole voted to stay in the EU.