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  1. Wales votes to leave the European Union by a majority of just over 5%
  2. First Minister Carwyn Jones says his priority is to 'protect the interests of Wales' and sets out key six priorities
  3. 22 local authority areas in Wales - 17 vote Leave, five vote Remain
  4. Get involved by emailing or tweeting us @WalesPolitics or contacting us on Facebook at BBC Wales News

Live Reporting

By Natalie Crockett, Ceri Coleman-Phillips, Gemma Ryall and Nick Bourne

All times stated are UK


That's it from us today. Thanks for following our live reaction coverage of today's historic Wales and UK vote to leave the European Union.

Our coverage continues at the BBC Wales News website, on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Wales Today.

Which way did your area vote?

Let's look again at the numbers

Wales results graphic

Business in Wales look for assurances

Brian Meechan

BBC Wales business correspondent

Wales has a small number of big companies but they employ a large number of people.

Those that went public with a view such as Toyota, Airbus and Ford, made the case for remaining in the EU for sake of their businesses.

Some of these companies wrote to workers urging them to consider this.

Such companies will be extremely disappointed and will have to consider their response.

Airbus has previously said Brexit could lead to the company deciding to invest elsewhere which will concern workers at Deeside.

Companies do not like uncertainty but successful ones are also adaptable.

Adapting to these radically changing circumstances will be the next challenge for them. Read more here.

Toyota's Deeside factory and staff

Wishful thinking?

Plaid Cymru AM Dafydd Elis-Thomas tweets

Welshman in Downing Street?

5 news political editor Andy Bell tweets

Is Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb in the running to replace David Cameron at number 10?

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'Measured calm is now needed'

Roy Rickhuss

There should be no knee-jerk reactions either from employers or from politicians. A period of measured calm is required as a divided country and divided political parties find a way forward.

Roy RickhussCommunity union's general secretary

'We need to offer reassurance'

Welsh Leave campaigner David Davies, MP for Monmouth

Why did so many from the valleys vote leave?

Farmers and the NHS...

Labour AM for Mid and West Wales tweets

Leave campaigner: 'I've never felt so emotional'

BBC Wales Political editor Nick Servini reports

'Access to single market not guaranteed by any means'

Simon Thomas, Plaid AM for Mid and West Wales

'Looking insignificant'

Your comments

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Euros football fan 'happy' with result

Antonia Costanza

Welsh fans staying in France for the Euro 2016 football championships awoke this morning to find the UK had voted to leave the European Union after Thursday's referendum.

Antonio Costanza, 28, of Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff, said he was "happy" to receive the news.

"When we're in the EU we can't save the steel industry, because of the quotas that China have with the EU, but also the fishing industry, we've seen that go downhill with the EU."

Welsh independence?

The leader of Plaid Cymru has said Brexit could "possibly" hasten a move to Welsh independence. 

Leanne Wood said she would "wait and see where people want to take this now". 

She also said she would contact First Minister Carwyn Jones over the weekend as Labour and Plaid now need to "work together".  

Leanne Wood

Council leaders seek assurances

Call for help to fund South Wales Metro and City Deals

Welsh Government

Councillor Bob Wellington, leader of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), said: "Councils have strong links with Europe not least when it comes to the use of structural funds, workforce rights and legislation across key areas like food safety and air pollution. 

"While we are signalling an end to our membership of the EU it is vital that promises made during the referendum by the Leave campaign to protect regeneration funding in Wales are honoured.

"For City Regions, City Deals, the Metro and other big investment projects, a new and dynamic UK regional policy will now be required."

Paws for thought

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas tweets

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Footballers' work visas

Questions arising from Brexit vote

Brexit may affect the potential transfer list of football teams like Swansea and Cardiff, reports Wales Online


Feeling the pinch at the pumps?

petrol pump

Retails have suggested drivers could face higher petrol and diesel prices as a result of the vote to leave the EU.

Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, said a rise of 2p-3p a litre was on the cards because of the plunge in the value of the pound against the dollar and the fact wholesale fuel prices are quoted in dollars.

Read more here.

Leave 'must deliver' on promises

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood

Leave camp 'must deliver' on promises, says Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood

'Beyond sad'


Fight for 16-year-olds to vote

Ballot box

The National Union of Students (NUS Wales) says more students would have voted if the UK Government had "truly engaged young people". 

"We will continue to fight and campaign for 16 and 17-year-olds to be given the vote," it said.

"We are confident that this will be in place for the next assembly election, if not sooner."

Welsh economy 'tied into' EU

Sarah Dickins, BBC Wales economics correspondent, on what happens now

Do I need a new passport?

Questions arising from Brexit vote

The BBC's Reality Check team has been sent many questions about how people will be affected by the UK leaving the European Union.  

Click here to read the most asked questions.

Nigel Farage
Getty Images

'Serious risks and uncertainities'

WWF Cymru raises concerns about environmental protection following the decision to leave the EU and calls for Welsh Government action. 

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'Strange news' to wake up to at Euro 2016

Paul Jones

Wales football fan Paul Jones, 59, of Llandrindod Wells, Powys, said it was "strange" to receive the news of a Brexit vote while staying in the French capital ahead of tomorrow's Wales v Northern Ireland last 16 game.

"I voted to remain in," he said. "I don't think the full truth has come out of the impact of it [a Brexit] will be.

"It's been maybe rushed through. I was a bit 50/50 myself but I thought better the one you know."

Brexit celebration rally in Newport

  BBC Wales Political Editor Nick Servini tweets  

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'Democratically unacceptable'

Scotland's first minister has said a second independence referendum is "highly likely" after the UK voted to leave the EU.

Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will.

Scotland voted in favour of the UK staying in the EU by 62% to 38%.

In Wales, the result was weighted the other way with 52.5% of voters choosing to leave the EU, and 47.5% to remain.

Nicola Surgeon

'Least affected' by Brexit

 BBC Wales Arts & Media Correspondent Huw Thomas tweets

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Scarlets rugby star John Barclay has his say on EU vote

A question of income and social class?


Vaughan Roderick

BBC Welsh Affairs editor

We have seen a very surprising pattern. We have seen working class Labour voters go fairly solidly "Vote Leave", far more strongly than we were expecting.

Leave won Bridgend - which is First Minister Carwyn Jones' territory - and they won Rhondda Cynon Taff, which is Leanne Wood's home territory.

So maybe it is not the individual politicians we should be looking at - it is actually a question of income and social class more than political affiliation or political leadership.

Are we looking at a situation where people who felt they have had nothing to lose voted to leave, whereas people who feel they have something to lose - Labour or Conservative - decided to vote remain?

What does it mean for the Welsh economy?

Many projects around Wales have benefited from EU funding - so what will happen now?

BBC Wales economics correspondent Sarah Dickins looks at what could happen.


'Give Wales its fair share'

Neil Hamilton

UKIP's leader in the assembly, Neil Hamilton, demanded the Conservative government "guarantees us our fair share of the Brexit dividend".

"The Welsh Government must be given every penny of British taxpayers' money which the EU currently spends in Wales," he said.

"We demand our fair share of the £10bn of our money which Brussels spends outside Britain every year - that would be at least £500m a year extra for Welsh projects, including the NHS. 

"We must also take back control of our trade policy as soon as possible and slap effective tariffs on dumped Chinese steel to help save Port Talbot. 

The future is bright. All political parties must work together to make the most of our new freedoms."

College green scene

BBC Wales' parliamentary correspondent David Cornock tweets:

Inflation fears


Brexit vote 'uncomfortable' for Labour

Jenny Rathbone

Large numbers of our voters ignored our warnings and the challenges we now face makes life more difficult for all of us but particularly the poorest in our community.

Jenny RathboneLabour's Cardiff Central AM

'Work together constructively' says NFU Cymru president

Sounds like a good idea...

Former Paralympian champion and House of Lords peer tweets

First minister concerned about Ford's future

Carwyn Jones tweets

Seeking an urgent meeting with Ford Bridgend. Very concerned about the future and the jobs there.

How will Brexit affect your holiday?

People on the beach
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