NI leaders divided in their reaction to Brexit vote

The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum, with the majority of Northern Ireland voters in favour of remaining in the EU.

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Sinn Féin calls for border poll following NI vote on EU

Sinn Fein's Declan Kearney at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, after the Leave campaign claimed victory. Credit: PA

Sinn Féin has said there is a "democratic imperative" for a border poll after Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU.

South Antrim MLA and national party chairperson Declan Kearney said: “English votes have overturned the democratic will of Northern Ireland. This was a cross-community vote in favour of remaining in the EU.

“English voters are dragging Northern Ireland out of the EU.”

He said the party will now press for the calling of a border poll under the under the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement.

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