The West Midlands has voted to leave the European Union, with the victory margin in Birmingham less than 1%.
The leave campaign won by a hair’s breadth in the city, where 50.4% voted Leave and 49.6% Remain.
Cannock Chase, Telford & Wrekin and North Warwickshire were among areas where more than 60% voted to leave – a clear message voters wanted out.
Eurosceptic Bill Cash, Conservative MP for Stone, said the result represented the common sense of the British people.
“They didn’t buy the armageddon arguments and above all else they want to govern themselves,” he said.
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There were 223,451 remain votes and 227,251 leave in Birmingham where the turnout was 64%.
The polls were also close in Stratford-Upon-Avon where leave won with a 4% margin.
In Worcester Leave won by 8%, with 29,114 votes to exit the EU and 25,125 to stay in, after a 74% turnout.
EU referendum result: What happens now?
Analysis by Nick Watson, BBC Sunday Politics West Midlands
The West Midlands voted decisively to Leave the European Union in yesterday’s referendum.
North Warwickshire was the first of the region’s areas to declare with a decisive 67% to 33% in favour of Leave.
It proved to be the start of a series of convincing victories across the patch as result after result here backed the Brexit option.
There was some brief respite with Remain coming out on top in Cotswold and Warwick but they were scant reward what was a night of misery for pro-EU supporters.
When Coventry and then Birmingham – by a whisker – backed Leave it became clear that there could only be one winner.
The West Midlands delivered a devastating verdict giving a victory for the Leave campaign on an historic night for British and European politics.
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