Britain has voted to leave the European Union.In a historic result announced this morning, 52 per cent of voters opted to cut ties with the EU. With all 382 counts now declared, 17,410,742 voted to leave, opposed to 16,141,241 who voted to remain. Locally, the result reflected the national picture. In North Devon, 33,100 voted out (57 per cent), compared to 24,931 (43 per cent) who voted in. The turnout in North Devon was 76.85 per cent. Meanwhile in Torridge, 25,200 (60.8 per cent) voted to leave, compared to 16,229 (39.2 per cent) who opted to remain. The turnout in Torridge was 78.4 per cent. In Devon, all but two local authority areas voted to leave only Exeter and the South Hams voted to remain. The vote was 55 per cent in favour of remain. National voter turnout was 72.1 per cent, some way short of the UKs turnout record of 84.6 per cent set at the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014. By contrast, turnout at last years General Election was 66.1 per cent, while at the last referendum on Europe in 1975, 64.6 per cent of eligible voters went to the polls.Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.