EU referendum result to be announced in Manchester

The result of the EU referendum in 2017 will be announced in Manchester Credit: PA

The Electoral Commission and Manchester City Council have today revealed that the declaration of the final referendum result on the UK’s membership of the European Union will be made in Manchester.

The city will host the main collation count which will receive all of the votes cast across the UK and in Gibraltar, alongside the regional count for the North West.

There will be 12 count centres across the country, from which the results will be returned to the Chief Counting Officer in Manchester who will certify the final result before making the announcement.

Manchester is the regional count hub for North West England, where results from the 39 North West local authorities will be received and collated, but will only host the count for the Manchester City Council area.