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Results of the EU Referendum in the UK,
Thursday 23 June 2016



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The 2016 Referendum on the European Union

The following are the results of the 2016 EU Referendum held in Northern Ireland and other regions of the UK, on Thursday 23 June 2016.

Introduction

On 23 June 2016 there was a referendum across the whole of the UK, on whether or not the UK should remain a member of the EU.

The question on the referendum ballot paper was:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union
or leave the European Union?
      Remain a member of the European Union
      Leave the European Union

Of the major political parties in Northern Ireland, only the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) supported a vote to leave the EU (two minor parties also supported leave: Traditional Unionist Voice, TUV, and People Before Profit Alliance, PBP). The other parties supported the campaign to remain in the EU. Northern Ireland was in the unique position of having a land border between the UK and the EU. There was some argument about whether or not border controls would have to be re-introduced if there was a vote to leave the EU.

Summary of Results in the UK

National Results
Leave Remain Valid Votes
England 15,188,406 13,266,996 28,455,402
  53.38% 46.62%
Northern Ireland 349,442 440,707 790,149
  44.22% 55.78%
Scotland 1,018,322 1,661,191 2,679,513
  38.00% 62.00%
Wales 854,572 772,347 1,626,919
  52.53% 47.47%
Total 17,410,742 16,141,241 33,551,983
  51.89% 48.11%  

 


Results in Northern Ireland by Parliamentary Constituency

Northern Ireland Constituency Leave Remain Valid Votes Spoilt Votes Votes Cast / Turnout Turnout % Electorate
Belfast East 21,918 20,728 42,646 19 42665 66.17 64474
Belfast North 19,844 20,128 39,972 26 39998 57.39 69692
Belfast South 13,596 30,960 44,556 27 44583 66.88 66664
Belfast West 8,092 23,099 31,191 18 31209 48.85 63883
East Antrim 22,929 18,616 41,545 19 41564 64.95 63997
East Londonderry 19,455 21,098 40,553 10 40563 59.69 67953
Fermanagh & South Tyrone 19,958 28,200 48,158 29 48187 67.82 71051
Foyle 8,905 32,064 40,969 18 40987 57.18 71677
Lagan Valley 25,704 22,710 48,414 11 48425 66.25 73089
Mid Ulster 16,799 25,612 42,411 20 42431 61.56 68927
Newry & Armagh 18,659 31,963 50,622 22 50644 63.94 79211
North Antrim 30,938 18,782 49,720 20 49740 64.67 76913
North Down 21,046 23,131 44,177 34 44211 67.33 65660
South Antrim 22,055 21,498 43,553 10 43563 63.12 69015
South Down 15,625 32,076 47,701 23 47724 62.22 76697
Strangford 23,383 18,727 42,110 13 42123 64.17 65642
Upper Bann 27,262 24,550 51,812 33 51845 63.64 81469
West Tyrone 13,274 26,765 40,039 22 40061 61.69 64941
Total 349,442 440,707 790,149 374 790,523 62.69 1,260,955

Sources
BBC EU Referendum Results: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/eu_referendum/results
The Electoral Office of Northern Ireland: http://www.eoni.org.uk/

 


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