UK local council votes to back Brexit in referendum

A local council in London became the first in Britain to endorse leaving the European Union in a vote. Havering Council in east London voted by 30 to 15 in favour of a motion tabled by a councillor from the eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP), led by Nigel Farage. “It is a fantastic result,” said the UKIP councillor, Lawrence Webb.

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