SALISBURY has voted to Leave the European Union, following the national trend saw Brexit surge to a historic victory.

In a vote which was expected to be close, 52 per cent of people in the parliamentary constituency of Salisbury backed Brexit.

The figures were actual but unofficial as Wiltshire was only making a county-wide declaration in Chippenham.

Voters in the council area also voted Leave by 52.5 per cent to 47.5 per cent.

Across Wiltshire it was a bumper turnout as 79 per cent of the electorate went to the polls to decide on the UK’s future membership of the European Union.

Following the decision this morning of David Cameron to stand down as prime minister Salisbury MP John Glen described the result as a “bruising time for British politics”

“No doubt many people have woken this morning elated at the decision, but equally, many will be anxious about the country’s future. I can sympathise with both of these sentiments,” he said.

“The Prime Minister’s decision to step down is understandable in the circumstances, though he has been a strong and a capable PM.

“I am proud to support a government who put this question directly to the people in a national referendum, the first one for 41 years. Now a decisive result has been delivered, as a country we need to get on and secure the best possible future for Britain.”

MP for South West Wiltshire, Andrew Murrison, who helped campaign for Brexit, said it was now up to the government to carry out the instructions it had been given by the public.

“I think it is the best outcome for the country and we should reassure our partners in Europe that it is business as usual as far as trading is concerned,” he said.

“We know already that the German car trade unions have been lobbying their companies for the continuation of trade and I am sure it will prevail.”

Salisbury results:
Remain - 34,548
Leave - 37,653

Wiltshire results:
Remain - 137,258
Leave - 151,637