South Ayrshire votes Remain with rest of Scotland

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South Ayrshire voted by an 18 per cent margin for the United Kingdom to remain as part of the European Union in yesterday’s referendum.

The Leave vote gained 41% in South Ayrshire while the votes to Remain tallied 59%.

Scotland voted by 62% to 38% to remain in the EU with all 32 council areas backing Remain.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has now said that a second independence referendum is now ‘on the table’ following the result in which the UK as a whole voted 52 per cent to 48 per cent to leave the EU.

Commenting on the result of the EU referendum, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Corri Wilson said: “I am hugely disappointed that the UK finds itself in this position. This result is bad news for Scotland, bad news for the UK and bad news for Europe.

“The voters of Ayrshire, and across Scotland, have said clearly and unequivocally that we want to stay in the European Union, and I am pleased that the positive case for remaining has been endorsed here.

“But the results elsewhere demonstrate that the four nations of the UK are pulling in different directions. It is my belief that it is democratically unacceptable for Scotland to be taken out of Europe against our will, and our attention must now turn to where we go from here.”