Brexit:London's most affordable boroughs vote Leave

Just five London boroughs voted Leave, compared with 28 that opted to Remain. The areas which backed Brexit are home to some of the capital's most affordable property...

London’s two most affordable boroughs were among just five districts in the capital that voted for Britain to leave the European Union in yesterday’s referendum.

Bexley, one of the cheapest London areas to buy housing with prices more than £200,000 below the capital's average, voted decisively for Brexit with nearly double the votes for Leave to those for Remain.

Erith and Belevedere in Bexley were recently named the cheapest places to rent in London, according to the most recent Rightmove Rental Tracker.

Barking & Dagenham, the next cheapest borough for homebuyers, according to the Land Registry, also helped secure a win for the Leave campaign with 62 per cent voting for Britain to exit Europe.

Despite this morning’s result which nationally was 52 per cent in favour of Brexit to 48 per cent Remain and triggered the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, London voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU.

The Remain camp took 28 London boroughs, compared with just five boroughs which voted Leave. The other three London boroughs which voted Leave were Sutton, Havering and Hillingdon.

“As expected the majority of Londoners voted to remain, but the capital is a varied and rich fabric of our society and so the presence of a few leave strongholds, such as Barking and Dagenham, and Bexley, comes as no surprise," said CEO of eMoov.co.uk, Russell Quirk.

"Voters in these boroughs clearly believe opting out of the EU can go some way in combating that and safeguarding the future of many aspiring London homeowners."

"Barking and Dagenham is home to the lowest average house price of all London boroughs, so the fact its inhabitants have become sick of being trodden on by their well-heeled neighbours to the west is understandable and regardless of your personal opinion we should respect and now progress the democratic will of our populous.“

Seven of the 10 areas with the highest vote for Remain were in London with Lambeth, Hackney and Haringey all polling more than 75 per cent to stay in the EU.

Nationally the Leave campaign triumphed in 290 areas with Remain coming top in 129. The West Midlands had the highest overall vote share for Leave and Scotland was highest for Remain.

 


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