: David Cameron resigns as U.K. shocks the world by voting for Brexit

10:32 Jun. 24, 2016

David Cameron resigns as U.K. shocks the world by voting for Brexit

British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns on the steps of 10 Downing Street his wife Samantha Cameron listens on June 24, 2016 in London, England. (Getty Images)

U.K. votes to leave the European Union

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, with the Leave campaign securing around 51.8 per cent of the vote.

David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister, The Telegraph reports.

While England voted overwhelmingly for Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed Remain. Statements are expected to be made by Sinn Fein and the SNP later today calling for a breakaway from the Union. London backed Remain but the turnout was lower than expected because of bad weather.

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