West Suffolk EU Referendum count gets underway

The EU Referendum count for West Suffolk (Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury) at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre
The EU Referendum count for West Suffolk (Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury) at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre

The EU Referendum count for West Suffolk is in full swing at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre.

As the national picture begins to emerge, it is likely to be at least another hour before the results for the Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury areas are known.

Of 119,675 eligible voters in West Suffolk, a total of 90,233 votes have been verified, representing a total turnout of 75.4 per cent.

In Forest Heath voter turnout was 72.6 per cent, with 27,977 votes verified and 38,527 registered voters.

Voter turnout in St Edmundsbury was 76.7 per cent, with 81,148 people registered to vote and 62,256 votes verified.