Sunderland votes out of Europe in historic referendum

The people of Sunderland 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 Sunderland had their say on whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union.

The turn-out figure to the historic referendum

A total 207,207 people were registered to vote at the time of going to the polls - an increase of 1.3% on the electorate in last month's local election.

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Of these 90,359 - or 43% are postal voters, while the rest had to attend one of the 121 polling stations across the city.

At the time of going to press in the early hours of this morning, the national result had yet to be decalred