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Britain has voted to leave the European Union by a narrow margin, with a turnout of 72 per cent.
Leave won the referendum with 51.9 per cent (17,410,742 votes), while Remain finished on 48.1 per cent (16,141,241 votes).
Four months of intense campaigning from Remain, including David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn, and Leave fronted by Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, led up to the third nationwide referendum in British history.
Voters were asked: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”
The final national result will be officially declared by the Chief Counting Officer, based at Manchester Town Hall.
Opinion polls had been on a knife-edge, giving both sides narrow leads in recent days.
The EU referendum debate has so far been characterised by bias, distortion and exaggeration. So until 23 June we ran a series of question-and-answer features that explained the most important issues in a detailed, dispassionate way to help inform your decision.
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