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Voters going to the polls in Stratford district

Stratford Editorial 23rd Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

VOTERS in Stratford district are going to the polls today (Thursday) to decide whether Britain should stay in the European Union.

More than 100 polling stations will be open throughout the district from 7am to 10pm at which point the ballot boxes will go to Stratford Leisure Centre for verification.

The count will kick off around 10.30am with the result for Stratford – depending on turnout – expected anytime from 4am.

The results from the Stratford count and other counts in the area will be collated regionally by Birmingham City Council. The regional figures across the country will then be collated nationally by Manchester City Council to produce a national result.

It is anticipated the national result will be declared sometime on Friday (June 24).

Key political figures have been campaigning in recent weeks in a bid to convince voters to either stay or leave the EU with experts saying the overall polls are too close to call.

Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi is backing a Brexit while his Warwick and Leamington and Kenilworth and Southam counterparts, Chris White and Jeremy Wright are voting to stay in the EU.

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