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EU referendum: Northern Ireland among 20 UK areas with lowest voter turnout

By Claire Williamson

Published 24/06/2016

Northern Ireland was among the 20 areas of the UK with the lowest turnout for the EU referendum vote.

While the UK voted in favour of Leave, the majority of Northern Ireland votes opted for Remain.

The DUP was the only major party in Northern Ireland that backed the Leave campaign.

In the wake of the result David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister, the Labour party is seeking to oust leader Jeremy Corbyn and financial markets have slumped.

Meanwhile Google has reported a surge in online searches for information on Irish passports on Friday following the UK's vote.

In terms of the allocated voting areas Glasgow was the lowest with 56.25%.

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Northern Ireland overall voted to remain part of the European Union.

The national turnout for the vote was 33,568,184 ballot papers.

Of the 46,501,241 electorate the overall turnout at the referendum was 72.2%.

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The 20 areas with the lowest voter turnout

Glasgow City 56.25% (remain)

Newham 59.25 (remain)

Manchester 59.77 (remain)

North Lanarkshire 60.91 (remain)

Nottingham 61.82 (leave)

Slough 62.13 (leave)

Northern Ireland 62.69 (remain)

East Ayrshire 62.91 (remain)

Dundee City 62.92 (remain)

Kingston upon Hull, City of 62.94 (leave)

Lewisham 63.1 (remain)

Salford 63.3 (leave)

Knowsley 63.54 (leave)

Birmingham 63.81 (leave)

Barking and Dagenham 63.85 (leave)

West Dunbartonshire 63.98 (remain)

Liverpool 64.08 (remain)

North Ayrshire 64.59 (remain)

Tower Hamlets 64.6 (remain)

Hyndburn 64.74 (remain)

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