EU Referendum: Border region

Voters across Cumbria and the South of Scotland have made their choices in the European Union Referendum. Allerdale, Eden, Carlisle and Copeland have voted to leave the EU while South Lakeland, Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders backed Remain.

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Scottish Cabinet meets to discuss EU Brexit vote

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Credit: PA

The Scottish Cabinet is holding an emergency meeting after the shock victory for Brexit campaigners in the European referendum.

The government team is gathering in Edinburgh to discuss the next steps they will take after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

The verdict resulted in David Cameron announcing on Friday that he would step down as Prime Minister before October's Conservative conference.

Scotland opted overwhelmingly to be part of the EU, by 62 per cent to 38 per cent, a difference which prompted First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to warn the UK that a second vote on Scottish independence is now "highly likely".

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