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Referendum result: Warm message of friendship to Hammersmith & Fulham’s EU citizens

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Image captionImage 1: EU Referendum 2016 result in H&F. The total number of votes to leave the EU was 24,054 (30%). The total number of votes to remain in the EU was 56,188 (70%). The turnout for the referendum was 69.9%

The residents of Hammersmith & Fulham voted 70 per cent in favour of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland remaining in the European Union. Thirty per cent voted to leave.

Hammersmith & Fulham’s results reflected other similar views across London, Scotland and Northern Ireland. However, other parts of our country did not share that position and have voted to leave.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council Leader, Cllr Stephen Cowan, said: “The result is a shock to many and so on this particular day, this administration wants to send a very clear and very warm message of welcome to the thousands of EU citizens that have made our borough their home.

“We are deeply grateful for the businesses they’ve started, the hard work they do, and for how our culture has been enriched because they have chosen to live with us in our beautiful corner of West London. We will do everything we can to ensure all of the borough’s EU residents feel as welcome today, and each day thereafter, as they did yesterday.

“What happens next for our country and its relationships with other countries is unclear. The turmoil on the financial markets reflects some of that. But we in H&F will continue to work hard to support local businesses and do everything in our power to fight for the prosperity and well-being of all who live here.”