EU referendum: How the Lothians voted

The national declaration was made in Falkirk. Picture; Michael Gillen

The national declaration was made in Falkirk. Picture; Michael Gillen

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VOTERS right across the Lothians backed the Remain campaign.

In Midlothian, 28,217 voters said they wanted to stay in the European Union, compared to just 17,251 who voted for Brexit.

The turnout there was 68.11 per cent.

However, Midlothian SNP MP Owen Thompson, pictured, feared the United Kingdom as a whole was set to vote out of the EU.

He wrote on Twitter following the count: “As overall result leans towards leave I can’t help but go all Stark – Winter is Coming #GameOfBrexit”

In East Lothian, 71.69 per cent of voters went to the polls, with 36,026 backing the Remain campaign and 19,738 voting to Leave the European Union. “Great result from East Lothian,” said the region’s Scottish Labour MP and former party leader Iain Gray on social media.

There was a 67.6 per cent turnout in West Lothian. 51,560 voters backed Remain while 36,948 voters put their cross in the Leave box.