Once in a lifetime opportunity for Brent residents to vote on the EU referendum

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Today marks the last and only chance for Brent residents to step out in the rain and vote for Britain in the EU referendum.

In what is arguably the most important voting decision in a generation, residents can choose to remain in the European Union or leave and have until 10pm tonight to decide.

It’s that simple and challenging for many.

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

Brent’s politicians were not all on the same side, reflecting national divisions.

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In April 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’.

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

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He said: “I’ll be going to Mount Stewart shortly to vote, I still think the same.

People should make the effort and go out to vote as it is very important. All the polls suggest it is going to be very close and it will affect people either way they vote.”

Cllr Warren said: “We have been manning tube stations this morning. We had a 91-year-old lady who wanted a lift who desperately wanted to vote remain. We are pulling out all the stops and had a great response.”

Cllr Carr added: “We are in the remain camp, so much is hinging on this. I’ve no idea what the result will be. I think it might be out, not from around Brent but other places. I was in Bexley South London last week and for the most part it was leave.

“Whatever the result I hope it’s not a narrow one, I hope it sends a clear message.”

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