Following a busy day at the polling stations in Malpas and surrounding villages, the EU referendum result has finally been announced, the decision from Cheshire West and Chester announced shortly before 6am was to leave , with a close result of 50.7% leave and 49.3% remain. Throughout the North West voters opted to Leave the European Union with turn out in many areas over 70%.
The odds had been favouring a REMAIN vote but when polls closed, but when the first results came in it became clear that the result was going to be close. In the end the national result when announced was 51.9% LEAVE v 49.1%. REMAIN.
Local MP Antoinette Sandbach who had publicly backed the Remain camp, has yet to comment on the result or the fact that David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister.