South Tyneside votes out of Europe in historic referendum

The people of South Tyneside have cast their votes - and the result is a resounding 'out'.

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 11:18 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 12:23 pm
Pic: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A record 000,000 people in South Tyneside had their say on whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union.

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The turn-out figure to the historic referendum

A total 115,888 people were registered to vote at the time of going to the polls - an increase of 0.2% on the electorate in last month's local election.

Of these 38,637 - or 33% are postal voters, while the rest had to attend one of the 95 polling stations across the borough.