High turnout of Lancaster voters in the EU referendum

The count under way in the Ashton Hall.
The count under way in the Ashton Hall.

More than 70 per cent of the Lancaster district voted in the EU referendum.

A total of 73,098 residents voted in Thursday's referendum - a 72.69 per cent turnout.

Votes are now being counted at Lancaster's Ashton Hall to determine whether the Lancaster district wants to see Britain leave or remain in the EU.

A result is expected between 3.30am and 4am.

Janet Hall, chief counting agent for Lancaster Labour In, said: "From our point of view we want to see where that turnout is from because it's clear there's a difference between Lancaster and Morecambe & Lunesdale.

"It's really hard to call at the moment. We are just trying to concentrate on our district and not look at the national figures.

"For me, the result could throw up a lot of questions, particularly for the Labour party and what our voters want."