St Helens votes to leave

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Voters in St Helens have had their say in the EU referedum - and have voted in favour of leaving.

Polls closed at 10pm last night, with 68.87 per cent of registered overs 18s turning out to vote - believed to be a record high turnout in the borough.

The proportion of voters on the remain side is 41.95 per cent; 58.05 per cent voting to leaving.

There were 39,322 voters to remain, and 54,357 to leave.

Officials declared the results at St Helens Town Hall shortly after 2am.