Tuesday February 25, 2020

Brexit count underway after vicious campaign comes to an end

Final result to be declared in Manchester early tomorrow

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

23rd June, 2016
Boris Johnson and wife Marina Wheeler arrive at the polling station Pic: Getty

Counting in Britain's referendum on whether to remain or leave the European Union is underway as a bitterly divisive campaign has ended.

More than 380 constituencies will declare their votes in the coming hours, with a final announcement due at breakfast time tomorrow. The final result will be declared in Manchester.

The prospect of the Remain side sealing victory pushed stock markets higher and the pound gained against the dollar and the euro. The FTSE100 index...

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