Breaking: David Cameron Resigns as Britain Votes to Leave European Union

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David Cameron resigns as UK shocks by voting for Brexit

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Mr Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced.

He said he would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and months. He had urged the country to vote Remain, warning of economic and security consequences of an exit, but Leave won by 52% to 48%.

I would attempt to “steady the ship” over the coming weeks and months. PM Cameron.

With the Leave campaign securing 52 per cent of the vote, Mr Cameron addressed the nation in an emotional speech outside 10 Downing Street to announce that he would be stepping down.

“I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination,” he said in a statement outside Downing Street.

While England voted overwhelmingly for Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed Remain. Statements are expected to be made by Sinn Fein and the SNP later today calling for a breakaway from the Union. London backed Remain but the turnout was lower than expected because of bad weather.

Meanwhile on the market, the FTSE 250 index has plunged a whopping 11.7pc. The index of so-called mid-cap companies had dropped an astonishing 2,017 points to 15,309 in the first few minutes of trading.

Here are some results taken from Gaurdian:

Here are some more results.

South Staffordshire

Remain 23,444 (35.15%)
Leave 43,248 (64.85%)
Leave maj 19,804 (29.69%)
Electorate 85,788; Turnout 66,692 (77.74%)

Lancaster

Remain 35,732 (48.92%)
Leave 37,309 (51.08%)
Leave maj 1,577 (2.16%)
Electorate 100,554; Turnout 73,041 (72.64%)

Newark and Sherwood

Remain 26,571 (39.61%)
Leave 40,516 (60.39%)
Leave maj 13,945 (20.79%)
Electorate 87,322; Turnout 67,087 (76.83%)

South Holland

Remain 26,571 (39.61%)
Leave 40,516 (60.39%)
Leave maj 13,945 (20.79%)
Electorate 87,322; Turnout 67,087 (76.83%)

Plymouth

Remain 53,458 (40.06%)
Leave 79,997 (59.94%)
Leave maj 26,539 (19.89%)
Electorate 186,980; Turnout 133,455 (71.37%)

Blackburn with Darwen

Remain 28,522 (43.66%)
Leave 36,799 (56.34%)
Leave maj 8,277 (12.67%)
Electorate 100,116; Turnout 65,321 (65.25%)

Tunbridge Wells

Remain 35,676 (54.86%)
Leave 29,350 (45.14%)
Remain maj 6,326 (9.73%)
Electorate 82,178; Turnout 65,026 (79.13%)

Rushcliffe

Remain 40,522 (57.55%)
Leave 29,888 (42.45%)
Remain maj 10,634 (15.10%)
Electorate 86,397; Turnout 70,410 (81.50%)

Hambleton

Remain 25,480 (46.34%)
Leave 29,502 (53.66%)
Leave maj 4,022 (7.32%)
Electorate 70,139; Turnout 54,982 (78.39%)

Gravesham

Remain 18,876 (34.62%)
Leave 35,643 (65.38%)
Leave maj 16,767 (30.75%)
Electorate 72,801; Turnout 54,519 (74.89%)