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5 interesting statistics from the EU referendum

As the UK faces a post-Brexit world, we pick up some interesting statistics from the vote and beyond.

  1. Turnout for the referendum was 71.8 per cent, with more than 30 million people voting - the highest voter turnout in the UK since 1992.
  2. Of the nine areas that voted by more than 70 per cent to leave, Boston in Lincolnshire came top with 75.6 per cent of the electorate voting for Brexit.
  3. Overseas territory Gibraltar topped the charts for Remain, with 95.9 per cent of those taking to the polls supporting Remain.
  4. In the opening minutes of trade the value of the FTSE 100 fell by more than 8 per cent.
  5. On June 30th, EU member states meet to agree opening a new negotiating chapter with Turkey over its potential membership.

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