London,
24
June
2016
|
15:10
Europe/London

A message from Councillor Sarah Hayward, Leader of the Council, on the EU Referendum result

The result of the EU Referendum has confirmed that the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

The result in Camden contrasted heavily against this national result, with almost 75% voting for Remain and 25% for Leave - one of the most pro-remain results in the country.

It will take some time to understand the full implications for the country and for Camden and there are lots of aspects that are at the moment unclear. But whatever the challenges this throws up, Camden is a resilient borough. When the borough comes together, we have shown that we are able to find innovative ways to provide services and support to our residents and businesses.

I want to reassure everyone that whatever happens next nationally, we will continue to bring together our diverse communities and strive to make Camden a place where everyone has a chance to succeed and nobody gets left behind.

Camden is a world in one borough. This is part of what makes Camden such a unique and special place. It is home to thousands of migrants and those with migrant heritage from within and beyond the EU. When the UK formally leaves the European Union, I want those communities to continue to feel welcome and at home here.

Councillor Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council