EU referendum: Map shows where Brexit voters live

The data has been compiled from YouGov surveys

Jon Stone
Thursday 23 June 2016 11:53
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An arrangement of newspapers pictured in London on 14 June, 2016 shows the front page of the Sun daily newspaper with a headline urging readers to vote 'Leave' in the 23 June EU referendum
An arrangement of newspapers pictured in London on 14 June, 2016 shows the front page of the Sun daily newspaper with a headline urging readers to vote 'Leave' in the 23 June EU referendum

A new map compiled by pollsters show the stark geographic divide between people wanting to leave the European Union and people wanting to remain.

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Data from YouGov put into map format shows Scotland, London, and other urban areas like Manchester and Brighton solidly backing Remain.

Rural areas, particularly in the East of England and Midlands, tend to support Leave.

Areas on the Thames Estury in Essex and Kent also support leaving the EU.

The analysis comes as polls show the referendum on a knife-edge.

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Surveys published over the last few weeks showed the argument moving gradually towards Leave as the campaign focused on immigration.

However, last week Remain appeared to rally, taking the lead again with some pollsters.

The European Union referendum will take place on 23 June, this Thursday. The deadline to register to vote has already passed.

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