Ashford sees high turnout
The Ashford count was held at the Civic Centre in Tannery Lane and started soon after the polls closed at 10pm last Thursday.
The result was a healthy victory for the leave campaign.
Turnout was 77.1% with 69,828 votes cast out of an electorate of 90,516.
The Ashford declaration was made in the venue’s sports hall at 3.20am last Friday by returning officer Terry Mortimer.
Across the borough 82 polling stations were open from 7am until 10pm, manned by just over 200 polling staff.
There were around 100 counters for the Ashford EU referendum count, which was one of 382 local centres around the UK counting.
The results of the Ashford borough count were fed through to the South East regional centre in Southampton (one of 12 in the UK).
The results were then fed through to the central hub in Manchester where the final declaration was made.
Count gets underway at the Civic Centre