EU referendum results in Wales

Published 24/06/2016   |   Last Updated 27/05/2021   |   Reading Time minutes

Following the leave vote in the EU Referendum held on 23 June we have prepared this Research Paper (PDF, 1792KB) to consider the implications this has for Wales and for the work of the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh Government. It is the first in what we expect to be a regular series of updates as the process of withdrawal unfolds over the coming months and years. The infographic below provides a detailed breakdown of the vote across the UK as a whole, showing the individual results for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We also include an infographic with a breakdown of the vote by local authority within Wales. The UK as a whole voted by 51.9% to leave the EU. In Wales the leave vote was 52.5%. England was the part of the UK with the highest leave vote (53.4%), whilst Scotland had the lowest leave vote (38.0%). Within Wales Blaenau Gwent had the highest leave vote (62.0%) whilst Cardiff had the lowest leave vote (40.0%). Turnout in Wales was 71.7% compared to 72.2% in the UK as a whole. Within Wales Monmouthshire had the highest turnout (77.7%) and Merthyr Tydfil had the lowest turnout (67.4%). Infographic showing the EU referendum results by local authority

Article by Gregg Jones, Helen Jones and David Millett, National Assembly for Wales Research Service