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EU referendum result: Lichfield votes LEAVE

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Lichfield has joined neighbouring borough Cannock Chase in voting Leave in the EU referendum.

A total of 37,214 (58.8 per cent) people voted Leave in Lichfield, compared to 26,064 (41.8 per cent) who voted Remain.

The result was announced at 319.am and revealed there were 40 rejected ballot papers, while turnout was a high 79.9 per cent (63,318) in the cathedral city and Burntwood.

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Veteran Eurosceptic Michael Fabricant said he was 'delighted' at the result.

Mr Fabricant said: "I am delighted with the result in Lichfield. I have been waiting for this moment for 30 years and am also pleased with the brilliant turnout."

Mr Fabricant had been one of the most vocal MPs calling for a referendum and famously warned Prime Minister David Cameron about the threat of UKIP prior to the General Election.

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