Region reacts to EU referendum result

The Anglia region has been reacting to the news Britain is to leave the European Union following the historic vote.

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Ed Balls backs calls for Corbyn to quit

Ed Balls said Labour needs a new leader as he accused Jeremy Corbyn of alienating "both sides" in the EU debate.

The former shadow chancellor and Norwich City chairman told Peston on Sunday that the party "needs a change" to show it has a vision for the future in a general election that could take place within months.

"At a time when you have a big divide between urban Britain which wanted in and heartlands an rural Britain that wanted out, Jeremy Corbyn has actually managed to alienate both sides," he said.

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Police investigate alleged hate notes directed at Polish community

Police are investigating the alleged delivery of hate leaflets to Polish people Credit: PA Images

Police in Cambridgeshire are investigating suspected post-referendum racism after abusive notes were allegedly posted through letterboxes of Polish people.

Some Poles living in Huntingdon apparently received laminated cards reading 'Leave the EU - no more Polish Vermin.'

Inspector Nick Percival said the police were "aware" of the incident and were investigating.

He urged anyone with information about the source of the notes to contact the police.

The area voted by 54 per cent to 46 in favour of quitting the European Union.

The morning after the night before: Your reaction to the Brexit result

The Anglia region voted to leave the European Union by a greater margin than the rest of the country in the EU referendum debate. The Leave campaign beat the Remain by more than half a million votes here in the East.

Now the morning after the night before how do you feel about the result?

We have been speaking to travellers arriving at Stansted Airport, spoken to truckers in Felixstowe in Suffolk and market traders in Kettering in Northamptonshire to find out YOUR reaction.

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Region reacts to European referendum result

University Vice-Chancellor Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge has tweeted his disappointment with the result of the EU Referendum..

We note this result with disappointment. My position on this issue is well known, but 52% of voters in the Referendum disagreed. We will work with our partners in business, research and academia, as well as our European partners and the Government, to understand the implications of this outcome.

– Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
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