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  1. Updates on Friday 24 June 2016

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Goodbye from the South East Live team

Bob Dale

Thanks for joining us on this historic day.

We'll be back from 09.00 BST on Monday morning for people living in Kent.

In the meantime we still want to hear your thoughts, or if there's anything you think we should know about. You can tweet us, send us a message on Facebook or email us.

Have a great weekend. 

'It's time to roll up our sleeves and make it work'

Charlie Elphicke, MP for Dover and a Remain campaigner, tells BBC South East Today's Rob Smith where he believes the government goes from here.

Charlie Elphicke on the EU Referendum vote result

Watch: Ellie Crisell interviews Gareth Johnson MP

BBC South East Today's Ellie Crisell interviewed Dartford MP Gareth Johnson about the referendum.

Watch the Facebook live interview here

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What you've said

Watch a selection of comments from BBC South East Today viewers on what they think of the referendum result:

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How the South East voted

BBC South East Today's political editor Helen Catt has taken a look at the results.

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Your say

Some fishermen in the South East have celebrated the result of the referendum. 

Below are some of your comments on the BBC South East Today Facebook page.

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Michael Fallon: 'I'm certainly not going to put my hat into the ring'

Secretary of State for Defence - and Sevenoaks MP - Michael Fallon, has ruled himself out of the running in the Conservative leadership race.

Michael Fallon rules himself out of the Conservative leadership race

Strength of feeling 'surprise'

Helen Catt

Political editor, BBC South East

Here's my analysis of a monumental day in British politics and how the South East voted:

Referendum south east Helen Catt

'It's a no-brainer, we needed to be out of the Common Fisheries Policy'

The South East's fishing fleets will feel one of the greatest effects of leaving the EU.

Some fishermen in Hastings are celebrating the result.

The South East's fishing fleet react to the Referendum vote

Your say

You've been having your say on the BBC South East Today Facebook page.

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That's it from me

Stuart Maisner

It's been a monumental few hours of news. Thank you for sharing it with me. Bob Dale is here with EU referendum reaction and analysis until 22:00 BST   

We want to hear what you think about the referendum result. You can tweet us using #EUREFsoutheast, send us a message on Facebook or email us.  

'An anti-establishment groundswell'

Stuart Maisner

Brighton and Hove was one of a handful of places in the South East to vote Remain.

Labour Hove MP, Peter Kyle, a supporter of staying in the EU, gave his reason for the result.  

Peter Kyle MP on referendum result

An historic night in the South East

Here's a round up of the referendum results and reaction here in the South East with John Young.  

Round up of EU results in South East

Gravesham: Biggest Leave vote in South East

65.4% of voters in Gravesham voted to leave the EU - the largest percentage in the South East.

Here's what people there had to say today.

The view from Gravesend

'Putting the great back in Britain'

Stuart Maisner

Faversham residents speak out on the EU referendum decision.

Faversham residents on EU decision

'I feel pretty heartbroken'

Brighton Pavilion's Green MP Caroline Lucas thinks the result has revealed 'massive divisions within our country'.

Green MP Caroline Lucas reacts to referendum result

'The South East comes out of the EU Referendum divided'

BBC South East Today's Political Editor Helen Catt analyses the referendum result.

BBC South East Today's Political Editor Helen Catt
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BBC South East Today's Political Editor Helen Catt

The South East comes out of the EU Referendum divided, but in line with the national result. In Kent, Leave won in almost every area. That's no real surprise as previous electoral success for UKIP in places like Thanet and Rochester had already shown the county had Eurosceptic leanings. Recent issues with security in the English Channel had also added to concerns. What may have raised eyebrows though, is the scale of victory here, particularly in areas like Dartford. In General Elections, it is a bellweather, switching between the Conservatives and Labour. The Leave message clearly cut through here for voters of both parties, as 64% opted for Leave. Similar, if slightly less dramatic, results were seen across much of the Conservative heartlands of Sussex, with a few notable exceptions. Brighton, though, with its younger demographic, has a tradition of going its own way. The referendum was no different; the city delivered an overwhelming vote for Remain.

Helen CattBBC South East Today's Political Editor

Commuters give their views

We spoke to travellers on a train from Lewes to London this morning.

Commuters on train from Lewes to London

Kent votes strongly to leave the EU

People in Kent have voted strongly in favour of leaving the European Union.  

You can read our story here.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage
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South East MEP and UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been celebrating victory for the leave camp

'We shouldn't be surprised by this result'

BBC Radio Kent's Political Reporter Tom Darby analyses the result in Kent.

In total, all but one of Kent's districts voted to leave, in many cases by an overwhelming amount. And if that doesn't tell you something about how much our county wanted to be out of the European Union, just take a look at the numbers: 59% of Kent voters chose to leave the EU, well above the national average of 51.9%. But we shouldn't be surprised by this result - this is, after all, the spiritual home of UKIP; the place where Nigel Farage tried to become an MP, and where - albeit briefly - the party gained control of its second Westminster seat.

Tom DarbyBBC Radio Kent Political Reporter
BBC Radio Kent's Tom Darby
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BBC Radio Kent's Tom Darby

Surrey's mixed vote 'reflects divisions'

Five of Surrey's districts and boroughs have voted to leave the European Union and six have voted to remain.  

You can read the story here.

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Guildford saw 43.8% vote to remain and 56.2% vote to leave

Sussex votes to leave in historic result

The majority of areas in Sussex voted to leave the European Union, although some rural areas and Brighton bucked the trend.  

Read our story here.

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In Crawley, 58.4% of people voted to leave the European Union

Your reaction to the EU referendum result

Stuart Maisner

We've been speaking to people in Brighton, Tunbridge Wells and Margate to get their reaction.

Referendum reaction across the South East

Eastbourne MP: 'I'm pleased with the result'

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell has released this statement.

I’m pleased with the result but recognise it is certainly a tumultuous one and I completely understand that some people will be upset and concerned about the future. But I believe that Britain will be successful outside of the EU institutions and that it’s good to have full control of our destiny. As the Prime Minister said, Britain's economy is strong and there are plans in place to stabilise the ship. I now hope the European Union recognises it must undertake wholesale reform if it is to survive. It is not just Britain that feels this way, other countries and millions of people across the continent share this view.

Caroline AnsellEastbourne MP

'The outcome of this referendum has been determined by the people'

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued this joint statement.

The outcome of this referendum has been determined by the people of this country. It is now the responsibility of the Government, with the support of Parliament, to take full account of the outcome of the referendum, and, in the light of this, decide upon the next steps. This morning, the Prime Minister David Cameron has offered a framework for when this process might formally begin. The vote to withdraw from the European Union means that now we must all reimagine both what it means to be the United Kingdom in an interdependent world and what values and virtues should shape and guide our relationships with others.

Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John SentamuJoint statement

Prime Minister resignation: 'I'm saddened'

Stuart Maisner

Here's the reaction of Leave campaigner and South Thanet Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay to the resignation of the Prime Minister.

Craig Mackinlay on David Cameron's resignation

Cameron: 'I don't think I should be the captain'

Stuart Maisner

Here's the moment the Prime Minister announced his resignation following the referendum result.

The Prime Minister David Cameron resigns

'David Cameron was right to announce his resignation'

Brighton Pavilion's Green MP Caroline Lucas has released this statement about the Prime Minister's announcement.

“David Cameron was right to announce his resignation this morning – and indicate that Article 50 will be invoked by the next Prime Minister. The country needs a period of calm over the next few months to lessen the economic impact of brexit on working people up and down the country."

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Green MP Caroline Lucas
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Green MP Caroline Lucas has reacted to David Cameron's announcement

'Sometimes the man who would be king doesn't become king'

South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay has just spoken to BBC South East Today.

@cmackinlay has just told @bbcsoutheast that "sometimes the man who would be king doesn't become king".

You've been reacting to the Prime Minister's announcement

Here are some of the comments we've received on the BBC South East Today Facebook page.

We want to hear from you. You can tweet us using #EUREFsoutheast, you can send us a message on Facebook or email us.  

Jenny Thomas' Facebook post
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Dorothy Welby's Facebook post
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Vicky Williams' Facebook post

Prime Minister to step down: Sussex MP's reaction

Here's what Huw Merriman, the MP for Bexhill and Battle, says about David Cameron's announcement.

Absolutely devastated to have lost @David_Cameron as my PM. A class act in everything he has ever done. A terrible loss to our country.

Prime Minister resigns: Sevenoaks MP's reaction

Here's what Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said about the Prime Minister's announcement.

Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon says he would have preferred David Cameron to stay as PM

BreakingThe Prime Minister announces his resignation

The Prime Minister, David Cameron has just announced he will resign following the referendum result to leave the European Union. 

He announces "Britain requires fresh leadership".

David Cameron announces he will step down
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David Cameron announces he will step down

Tunbridge Wells reaction: 'Britain made the wrong decision'

Tunbridge Wells was the only area in Kent to vote Remain. Here's the reaction of people on the streets there.

General public referendum interviews in Tunbridge Wells

You've also been commenting on Facebook

And your comments on the BBC South East Today page are more split than those people tweeting us.

Here are a few of them.

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Martin Rollinson says "The people have spoken"
Susan Day says: "Now other countries want a referendum"
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Susan Day says: "Now other countries want a referendum"
Phil Davis: "Democracy in action"
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Phil Davis: "Democracy in action"
Julia Hawker: "Awful news"
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Julia Hawker: "Awful news"
Yvonne Cooke: "Awesome"
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Yvonne Cooke: "Awesome"

You've been having your say

People have been tweeting us - and the vast majority aren't happy with the result.

We want to hear from you. You can tweet us using #EUREFsoutheast, send us a message on Facebook or email us.

Do any of these people in Thanet realise how much money the EU puts in to coastal towns? #EUref @bbcsoutheast

@TheMiddleMiss @iTunu_Speaks @bbcsoutheast I'm so disappointed, I feel really let down😓

@Steadman19 @bbcsoutheast the one time I've been proud to be in the Tunbridge wells area

@bbcsoutheast @HenrySmithMP I'd much rather us have a greater positive influence in the EU, instead we've got the £ at its lowest since 1985

'The politicians underestimated the common man in the street'

Here's the reaction of celebrating Leave campaigners in Gillingham.

Leave campaigners celebrate in Gillingham

Kent votes strongly to leave the EU

People in Kent have voted strongly in favour of leaving the European Union.

Read our report and analysis here.

Craig Mackinlay said it was his most interesting day in British politics
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Craig Mackinlay said it was his most interesting day in British politics

Historic night in the South East

Here's our reporter John Young with a round up of the dramatic EU referendum vote in the South East. 

Election round up in South East