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Summary

  1. Live updates have finished on Friday 24 June 2016
  2. Join us on Saturday 25 June for special live coverage of National Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes

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By Alex Rhodes

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Today's Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Well, well, well what a day eh?

We've seen Boston lead the charge for Leave, we've seen markets drop then bounce, we've seen a rebellion in her Majesty's opposition, we've seen a Prime Minister step down and, most importantly, we've heard the starting gun for Brexit. 

They say a week is a long time in politics but it seems one Friday is equivalent to 43 years.

Can I tell you what the future will bring? I'm afraid not. But I can tell you Lincolnshire Live will be back, as always, from Monday at 8:00am.

Or you can join us on Saturday 25 June for special live coverage of National Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes

Thanks for sticking along for the ride, join us then.

The headlines

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  • All Lincolnshire districts vote to leave the EU 
  • Boston provides biggest proportion in the country for Leave campaign 
  • Lincoln MP says Cameron's decision to step down has "taken the shine off" Vote Leave's victory
  • NFU says Lincolnshire farmers 'cautious' whilst Siemens says 'no risk' to Lincolnshire employees  

City council leader believes Corbyn no confidence motion may be opportunistic

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

As you may have heard, two Labour MPs have submitted a motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, calling for him to step down.

The Labour leader of the City of Lincoln Council supports his party's leader and believes Corbyn is being treated unfairly:

I think whats happening is people's pre-existing concerns about his leadership are coming to the fore. They're using the outcome of the referendum as a stick to beat him with and I think this would be a great mistake because he obviously commands significant support within the party

Rik MetcalfeLabour leader of the City of Lincoln Council

Here come the cavalry

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lifeboats deployed after police officers thought they spotted person in water

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Mablethorpe and Skegness lifeboats and a rescue helicopter spent several hours searching the sea following a call by the police last night. 

Officers thought they'd spotted someone in trouble in the water. No one was found after a 2 hour search, and officers say they've had no reports of anyone missing.  

Councillor urges everyone to 'chill out' with picture of frog

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Councillor Aaron Spencer who sits on Boston Borough Council has called for unity in a... unique way.

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Personally I agree, we can learn things from the frog.

Traffic and travel: A151 disruption

BBC Travel

We've got delays on the A151 Winsover Road heading through Spalding because of a failure on the level crossing. 

It's the main road running through the town so it will definitely be causing problems.

Preparations underway as Cleethorpes prepares for Armed Forces Day

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

In other news... City of Lincoln Council consider public toilet charge

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The City of Lincoln Council say they will consider plans to bring in a 20p charge at three of its public toilets.

They're located in in Castle Square, Tentercroft Street and Lucy Tower Street. The council say they need to make sure the loos are kept clean and fit for purpose but say savings have to be made:

This is not a decision that is being considered lightly, but the fact remains that the council has to make £4 million of savings per year due to central government funding cuts and, unfortunately, the money has to come from somewhere.

Steve BirdAssistant Director for Communities and Street Scene

And now the weather

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The calm in the eye of the (metaphorical) storm brought to you by Owain Wyn Evans:

Owain has your weather for the weekend

Passions run high online

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Things are obviously still very heated post-result, UKIP Councillor Robin Hunter-Clarke has obviously been seeing some nasty exchanges on social media 

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Rumours ring true for Grimsby Town

BBC Humberside Sport

Lincolnshire PCC keen to secure funding post-Brexit

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Marc Jones. the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire wants to make sure central Government gets too carried away with the referendum results:

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Which he then followed up with this:

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Awwww

Lincolnshire farmers 'cautious' says NFU

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I've been speaking to the National Farmer's Union this morning to try and gauge reaction of their members.

The NFU declared they did support remaining in the EU but said they would not be actively campaigning back in April.  

NFU
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Andre Wilson from the organisation says the mood in Lincolnshire is cautious and farmers will be looking for reassurances:

We don't know what's going to happen and we've got to make sure what proportion of support the government is going to provide for farming. We've enjoyed the cheap and plentiful supply of food whilst we've had the Common Agricultural Policy. The EU is our largest market so we need to make sure those trade deals are in place and we've also got to look at market opportunities in the rest of the world

Andrew WilsonNFU, Lincolnshire

New signing for Grimsby on the cards?

BBC Humberside Sport

Traffic and Travel: Disruption on the B1131

BBC Travel

Forget all that referendum nonsense we've got temporary traffic causing havoc in Bracebridge Heath. 

There's slow traffic in both directions at the A15 London Road junction and its causing congestion to the Bath Road junction and on A15 Sleaford Road to the Bloxholm Lane junction.

Watch: "I have to be honest, it was a shock"

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Take a look at this interview with the UK CEO of Siemens:

Jo Makel speaks to Siemens chief exec after UK votes to leave the EU.

Cameron coming to Cleethorpes

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The Prime Minister's visit was already in the books as part of Armed Forces Day, Cleethorpes is hosting the national event tomorrow.

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Obviously given the shock announcement this morning that David Cameron will step down by October there may well be a larger media presence at the event than normal. 

Your views

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Let's get some more of your views now:

Let's hope the majority have made the right decision. Feeling quite vulnerable. The grass isn't always greener.

@BurgessappletonTwitter

My Dutch colleagues are shocked and horrified - it has unearthed EU instability (racism, ignorance) here too.

@newjustineTwitter

The Boston result confirms that a decision has been made based on misguided xenophobia.

@SirAlanStrangeTwitter

This is democracy, the people have spoken. Even the weather's improved. Rule Britannia

@saxilbybladeTwitter

Siemens UK boss says jobs are safe

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Juergen Maier, UK CEO of the engineering giant, says the company's sites in the area are secure.

He campaigned for Remain, warning the that exiting the EU would have devastating effects for the economy. 

Siemens
Siemens

He says whilst the company's current investments are safe but has concerns about the future.  

I honestly didn’t think we'd make that decision, it's a day of deep reflection today. We've always said from the beginning that we don't see our UK investments being affected but I can't speak for future investments.

Juergen MaierUK CEO of Siemens

One question answered but thousands open up

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

With the PM announcing he's stepping aside we've been given the answer to at least one of the burning questions this morning.

But make no mistake this is by no means the end, it's not even the end of the beginning. 

The electorate has torn up the political rule book, it's confetti for the Leave campaign and ashes for Remain. Where the UK goes from here will begin to emerge in the coming days, weeks, months and even years. 

Whatever happens I think we can say that already, this has been one of the biggest days in British political history.

A word from our French colleagues

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I've been out and about in Boston this morning, getting some reaction from the town that provided the best result for the Leave campaign.

By sheer chance I bumped into a French journalist and camera crew so I thought I'd ask what he thought of today's result. 

In France reaction is a bit polarised, divided but basically happy that the British will leave... Economically I think Britain will suffer for the next few years... Some countries of the EU will see some benefits of this and I think France could be one of them

Fredrick MeonARTE
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Time for a quick sarnie...

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

As you can imagine its been quite a hectic morning here at Radio Lincolnshire towers where Lincolnshire Live is based.

However now that things have begun to settle down (sort of) we've managed to sneak a few minutes in to grab a bacon sandwich.

Team pic
BBC

This EU referendum thing is all very exciting but don't forget to have a break if you've been glued to a screen or radio all night.

The big Brexit breakdown

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It still doesn't feel quite real does it? Well it is and I've got the stats to prove it.

Click on this link here and you can see the exact number of votes in all the areas that voted, you can also see the turnout as well.

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An expat reacts to Brexit

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It's big news for us all here in the UK this morning but it's also big news for Brits abroad as well. We've been speaking to Sarah Brown, a retired nurse from Lincoln now living in Alicante, Spain.

She's distraught at the result.

I've been speaking to some very worried, very upset expats over here who are terrified about what's going to happen. I feel betrayed, stranded, upset and frightened... We could be made illegal immigrants overnight.

Sarah Brown

Billions wiped off the FTSE as the markets open

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

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The market was expected to take a hit if the result ended up as Brexit and that has certainly happened this morning.

We've been speaking to Lincolnshire businesswoman Sue Liburd this morning, she's not optimistic:

The ripples are already starting to be felt. we're already seeing the markets tumble, contingency plans have been made and we're going to see companies move out of the UK

Sue LiburdBusinesswoman

Lincoln MP reacts to PM's decision

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The MP for Lincoln, who campaigned for Leave, has been speaking to us after Cameron's huge announcement

Karl McCartney
bbc

The shine has been taken off our victory... he's done a good job as our leader and I'm sorry to see him go.

Karl McCartneyMP for Lincoln

BreakingDavid Cameron resigns as Prime Minister

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

David Cameron has announced on the steps of Downing Street that "fresh leadership" will be in place by October 

Watch: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire reacts to the result

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire votes to leave the European Union

Snapshots from Boston

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

With the news that Boston led the charge when it came to Brexit, providing the biggest majority in the country for the Leave campaign, let's have a look at some of the voters. 

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The pound goes through the ground

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you've been up all night glued to your telly or radio for the results then spare a thought for the financial traders many of who will have no doubt lost a fortune. 

It was an open secret that the big hitters had commissioned their own private polls and those polls were predicting a remain result. Well what do the pollsters know, eh? 

Brexit uncertainty has caused the pound to plunge to levels not seen since 1985. These levels will probably begin to recover as the day goes on.

Matt Warman, who campaigned for Remain, says the priority now is to ensure stability.

Matt Warman
Matt Warman

We've got to respect the fact that if people want to take that gamble then we have to get the best deal for the country... ultimately what is in everyone's interest is a stable economy in a time of transition

Matt WarmanMP for Boston and Skegness

And finally some level-headeness from Nick Robinson :

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Your views

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Some very happy people letting us know their thoughts this morning and some very disappointed as well, take a look:

We can now control our own economy. Control who enters our country legally... It won't all be easy, but at least it will be a future guided by what's best for Britain

Jennifer EnnisFacebook

A backwards step. Years of uncertainty now. The EU will still be there and migration will still happen. We will have no influence.

Jim JudgeFacebook

So proud of our country this morning!

James ChantryFacebook

I think it reflects very negatively on our region. Seriously worrying for our children.

Beci GoodrickFacebook

Whichever side of the divide you're on, I think Karen Wood sums it up quite nicely for our county:

I did think Lincolnshire people would vote to Leave but I am shocked that the gap between leave and remain is so big.

Karen WoodFacebook

Rumours swirl about Cameron's position

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

As you can imagine as the head of the Remain campaign and as Prime Minister speculation is rampant about the future of David Cameron.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire have just been speaking to UKIP County Councillor for Skegness South, Robin Hunter-Clarke:

David Cameron, in my opinion, needs to resign. The Conservative party needs a new leader now.

Robin Hunter-ClarkeUKIP County Councillor

Of course ultimately it comes down to the Tories and so far 84 Conservative MPs who campaigned for the UK to Leave have signed a letter urging Cameron to remain (ironically) as PM.

No appearance as of yet from Mr Cameron however, he's due to speak after 8am.

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Grantham and Stamford MP accepts the results

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Nick Boles who's a Minister of State jointly for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department has posted this:

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The final result

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's done, it's over and it is official. The UK has voted to Leave the EU.

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The turnout was almost 71.8% with over 30 million people casting their vote. That's the highest turnout at a UK election since 1992.

The weather

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Let's take a quick break shall we and instead of looking toward the future look towards the skies...

Take it away Abbie:

Here's the latest forecast for Friday

East Midlands rejects the EU

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

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Meanwhile UKIP leader, and very much the man of the moment, Nigel Farage has tweeted this message. He visited Lincoln whilst on the campaign trail some weeks ago:

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The results: North and North East Lincolnshire

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

North Lincolnshire 

REMAIN: 29,947 (33.7%)

LEAVE: 58,915 (66.3%)

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North East Lincolnshire 

REMAIN: 23,797 (31.1%)

LEAVE: 55,185 (69.9%)

leave
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Our political correspondent crunches the numbers...

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The results: South Kesteven

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

REMAIN: 33,047 (40.1%)

LEAVE: 49,424 (59.9%)

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