Ash­ford sees high turnout

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Brexit -

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.

Pic­ture: Barry Good­win

Count gets un­der­way at the Civic Cen­tre

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