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Chester Voted Remain

IMG_9089Chester voted remain

Chester voted to remain in the European Union at last year’s referendum on Britain’s EU membership.

According to the widely respected projections from Chris Hanretty of the University of East Anglia, the people of the City of Chester constituency voted 57.3% remain and 42.7% leave.

Theresa May has shown she is willing to risk Britain’s economic security by seeking to leave the single market.  The impact a hard Brexit will have on jobs in Chester, many of which are in the financial sector, is unknown but potentially serious.  Chester Liberal Democrats are calling on the Prime Minister to protect Chester jobs as part of any new deal.

The Liberal Democrats believe no one voted to make Britain poorer and given the huge risk of doing so, it is essential that people are given the democratic opportunity to express their view on the final deal.

2 Comments on “Chester Voted Remain

  • Marcus Haddon
    March 21, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Hi

    Just wondering how you can claim “According to the widely respected projections from Chris Hanretty of the University of East Anglia, the people of the City of Chester constituency voted 57.3% remain and 42.7% leave.” when the actual results and not the projections were remain = 95,455 and = Leave: 98,082.

    I wish it was the other way round but it isnt.

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    • Ian Hopkinson
      March 22, 2017 at 9:36 am

      The figures you quote are for the entire Cheshire West and Chester local authority area. Chris Hanretty’s figures estimate the votes for Westminster constituencies, of which the City of Chester is one, on the basis of the demographic make-up of those areas. These show that the City of Chester likely voted differently from the wider CWAC area.

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