After EU in / out referendum polls close 10pm GMT Thursday there will be a rush to return the first official figures and if it runs true to form Sunderland could be the first to post the results of the referendum locally.
Some regions will take much longer and final results may not be available until Friday morning.
However sometime in the wee small hours of Friday morning we should all know whether the majority of the electorate in the UK has voted to stick with the European Union or quit.
The second option will leave a range of issues unresolved and an exit would take time.
Check back later and as always we will try to post the results as they come in.
First result in and it is from Gibraltar - 19,322 Remain and 832 Leave. The turnout was 84%.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Remain: 50.7% (65,404) Leave: 49.3% (63,598) spoiled ballot papers 69.
The Orkney Islands Remain: 63.2% (7,189) Leave: 36.8% (4,193)
Sunderland Remain: 38.7% (51,930) Leave: 61.3% (82,394)
Clackmannanshire, Remain: 57.8% (14,691) Leave: 42.2% (10,736)
Isles of Scilly, Remain: 56.4% (803) Leave: 43.6% (621)
Foyle, Remain: 78.3% (32,064) Leave: 21.7% (8,905)
There are 382 areas in total.
Swindon, Remain: 45.3% (51,220) Leave: 54.7% (61,745)
The total number has changed from remain majority to leave majority and back twice now. The pound has tumbled on the results so far.
According to Twitter a short while ago "Highland authority Counting Agent escorted from the building for... drinking too much".
Broxbourne Leave 66.3%......33,706 VOTES Remain 33.7%....17,166 VOTES Turnout: 73.7%
Kettering, Remain: 39.0% (21,030) Leave: 61.0% (32,877)
The referendum ultimately will simply add those votes on each side. So if Leave has more votes out of the total number of votes it wins-if Remain has it wins.
South Tyneside Remain: 38.0% (30,014) Leave: 62.0% (49,065)
Shetland Islands, Remain: 56.5% (6,907) Leave: 43.5% (5,315)
North Antrim, Remain: 37.8% (18,782) Leave: 62.2% (30,938)
West Dunbartonshire Remain: 62.0% (26,794) Leave: 38.0% (16,426)
Dundee City, Remain: 59.8% (39,688) Leave: 40.2% (26,697)
Lagan Valley Remain: 46.9% (22,710) Leave: 53.1% (25,704)
At this point the totals are:
East Ayrshire, Remain: 58.6% (33,891) Leave: 41.4% (23,942)
West Tyrone, Remain: 66.8% (26,765) Leave: 33.2% (13,274)
Eilean Siar, Remain: 55.2% (8,232) Leave: 44.8% (6,671)
Basildon, Remain: 31.4% (30,748) Leave: 68.6% (67,251)
Hartlepool, Remain: 30.4% (14,029) Leave: 69.6% (32,071)
Midlothian, Remain: 62.1% (28,217) Leave: 37.9% (17,251)
Stockton-on-Tees, Remain: 38.3% (38,433) Leave: 61.7% (61,982)
Rich Poor, North South divide or maybe not. Hard to know until all the results are in.
Renfrewshire Remain: 64.8% (57,119) Leave: 35.2% (31,010)
Rochford Remain: 33.4% (17,510) Leave: 66.6% (34,937)
City of London, Remain: 78.3% (3,912) Leave: 21.7% (1,087)
Swansea, Remain: 48.5% (58,307) Leave: 51.5% (61,936)
Flintshire, Remain: 43.6% (37,867) Leave: 56.4% (48,930)
Blaenau Gwent, Remain: 38.0% (13,215) Leave: 62.0% (21,587)
Wellingborough, Remain: 37.6% (15,462) Leave: 62.4% (25,679)
St. Helens, Remain: 42.0% (39,322) Leave: 58.0% (54,357)
Angus, Remain: 55.3% (32,747) Leave: 44.7% (26,511)
Isle of Anglesey, Remain: 49.1% (18,618) Leave: 50.9% (19,333)
Oxford, Remain: 70.3% (49,424) Leave: 29.7% (20,913)
North Warwickshire, Remain: 33.1% (12,569) Leave: 66.9% (25,385)
Lambeth, Remain: 78.6% (111,584) Leave: 21.4% (30,340)
Exeter, Remain: 55.3% (35,270) Leave: 44.7% (28,533)
Stirling, Remain: 67.7% (33,112) Leave: 32.3% (15,787)
Glasgow City, Remain: 66.6% (168,335) Leave: 33.4% (84,474)
South Ayrshire, Remain: 59.0% (36,265) Leave: 41.0% (25,241)
Stevenage Remain: 40.8% (18,659) Leave: 59.2% (27,126)
Bracknell Forest, Remain: 46.1% (29,888) Leave: 53.9% (35,002)
Wandsworth, Remain: 75.0% (118,463) Leave: 25.0% (39,421)
Caerphilly, Remain: 42.4% (39,178) Leave: 57.6% (53,295)
Conwy, Remain: 46.0% (30,147) Leave: 54.0% (35,357)
Wrexham, Remain: 41.0% (28,822) Leave: 59.0% (41,544)
Torbay, Remain: 36.8% (27,935) Leave: 63.2% (47,889)
North Ayrshire, Remain: 56.9% (38,394) Leave: 43.1% (29,110)
East Lothian, Remain: 64.6% (36,026) Leave: 35.4% (19,738)
Belfast North Remain: 50.4% (20,128) Leave: 49.6% (19,844)
Knowsley, Remain: 48.4% (34,345) Leave: 51.6% (36,558)
South Bucks, Remain: 49.3% (20,077) Leave: 50.7% (20,647)
South Lanarkshire,Remain: 63.1% (102,568) Leave: 36.9% (60,024)
East Dunbarton, Remain: 71.4% (44,534) Leave: 28.6% (17,840)
Hyndburn, Remain: 33.8% (13,569) Leave: 66.2% (26,568)
Gosport, Remain: 36.1% (16,671) Leave: 63.9% (29,456)
Belfast South, Remain: 69.5% (30,960) Leave: 30.5% (13,596)
Pendle, Remain: 36.8% (16,704) Leave: 63.2% (28,631)
Hammersmith & Fulham, Remain: 70.0% (56,188) Leave: 30.0% (24,054)
Nuneaton and Bedworth, Remain: 66.0% (46,095) Leave: 34.0% (23,736)
Moray, Remain: 50.1% (24,111) Leave: 49.9% (23,992)
Uttlesford, Remain: 49.3% (25,619) Leave: 50.7% (26,324)
Corby, Remain: 35.8% (11,470) Leave: 64.2% (20,611)
Stroud Remain: 54.6% (40,446) Leave: 45.4% (33,618)
Peterborough, Remain: 39.1% (34,176) Leave: 60.9% (53,216)
Rhondda Cynon Taf, Remain: 46.3% (53,973) Leave: 53.7% (62,590)
Allerdale, Remain: 41.4% (22,429) Leave: 58.6% (31,809)
Liverpool, Remain: 58.2% (118,453) Leave: 41.8% (85,101)
Islington, Remain: 75.2% (76,420) Leave: 24.8% (25,180)
Rugby, Remain: 43.3% (25,350) Leave: 56.7% (33,199)
Castle Point, Remain: 27.3% (14,154) Leave: 72.7% (37,691)
Mole Valley, Remain: 53.1% (29,088) Leave: 46.9% (25,708)
Surrey Heath, Remain: 49.0% (25,638) Leave: 51.0% (26,667)
Richmondshire, Remain: 43.2% (11,945) Leave: 56.8% (15,691)
Isle of Wight, Remain: 38.1% (30,207) Leave: 61.9% (49,173)
East Londonderry, Remain: 52.0% (21,098) Leave: 48.0% (19,455)
Aberdeen City, Remain: 61.1% (63,985) Leave: 38.9% (40,729)
Richmond Upon Thames, Remain: 69.3% (75,396) Leave: 30.7% (33,410)
Westminster, Remain: 69.0% (53,928) Leave: 31.0% (24,268)
Vale of Glamorgan, Remain: 50.7% (36,681) Leave: 49.3% (35,628)
Boston, Remain: 24.4% (7,430) Leave: 75.6% (22,974)
Pembrokeshire, Remain: 42.9% (29,367) Leave: 57.1% (39,155)
South Lakeland, Remain: 52.9% (34,531) Leave: 47.1% (30,800)
Vale of Glamorgan, Remain: 50.7% (36,681) Leave: 49.3% (35,628)
Neath Port Talbot, Remain: 43.2% (32,651) Leave: 56.8% (43,001)
Scarborough, Remain: 38.0% (22,999) Leave: 62.0% (37,512)
Coventry, Remain: 44.4% (67,967) Leave: 55.6% (85,097)
Gateshead, Remain: 43.2% (44,429) Leave: 56.8% (58,529)
Sevenoaks, Remain: 45.6% (32,091) Leave: 54.4% (38,258)
Wirral, Remain: 51.7% (88,931) Leave: 48.3% (83,069)
Worcester, Remain: 46.3% (25,125) Leave: 53.7% (29,114)
Crawley, Remain: 41.6% (22,388) Leave: 58.4% (31,447)
Edinburgh, Remain: 74.4% (187,792) Leave: 25.6% (64,498)
Barrow-in-Furness, Remain: 39.4% (14,207) Leave: 60.6% (21,867)
Monmouthshire, Remain: 50.4% (28,061) Leave: 49.6% (27,569)
Sheffield, Remain: 49.0% (130,735) Leave: 51.0% (136,018)
Haringey, Remain: 75.6% (79,991) Leave: 24.4% (25,855)
North Hertfordshire,Remain: 54.4% (42,234) Leave: 45.6% (35,438)
East Riding of Yorkshire, Remain: 39.6% (78,779) Leave: 60.4% (120,136)
Welwyn Hatfield, Remain: 47.0% (27,550) Leave: 53.0% (31,060)
Tameside, Remain: 38.9% (43,118) Leave: 61.1% (67,829)
Mid Devon, Remain: 46.7% (22,400) Leave: 53.3% (25,606)
Epping Forest, Remain: 37.3% (28,676) Leave: 62.7% (48,176)
Chelmsford, Remain: 47.2% (47,545) Leave: 52.8% (53,249)
Mid Devon, Remain: 46.7% (22,400) Leave: 53.3% (25,606)
Epping Forest, Remain: 37.3% (28,676) Leave: 62.7% (48,176)
East Staffordshire, Remain: 36.8% (22,850) Leave: 63.2% (39,266)
Rossendale, Remain: 39.3% (15,012) Leave: 60.7% (23,169)
Bolton, Remain: 41.7% (57,589) Leave: 58.3% (80,491)
Hart, Remain: 52.4% (30,282) Leave: 47.6% (27,513)
Barnsley, Remain: 31.7% (38,951) Leave: 68.3% (83,958)
Canterbury, Remain: 49.0% (40,169) Leave: 51.0% (41,879)
Doncaster, Remain: 31.0% (46,922) Leave: 69.0% (104,260)
Hackney, Leave: 21.5% (22,868) Remain: 78.5% (83,398)
Tendring, Remain: 30.5% (25,210) Leave: 69.5% (57,447)
Thurrock, Remain: 27.7% (22,151) Leave: 72.3% (57,765)
Chorley, Remain: 43.2% (27,417) Leave: 56.8% (36,098)
Reading, Remain: 58.0% (43,385) Leave: 42.0% (31,382)
Kensington and Chelsea, Remain: 68.7% (37,601) Leave: 31.3% (17,138)
Manchester, Remain: 60.4% (121,823) Leave: 39.6% (79,991)
Bexley, Remain: 37.0% (47,603) Leave: 63.0% (80,886)
Teignbridge, Remain: 46.1% (37,949) Leave: 53.9% (44,363)
Calling it a night or is that morning? Please check the Britain Elects link below for more updates as they come in.
Britain Elects is updating results on this google site
Poll tracker at the Telegraph
Opinion: People of my beautiful British Isles we stand on the brink.
It could be the brink of an exit from the European Union or the status quo may be maintained.
Either way an obscene amount of money and time has been spent trying to persuade the electorate to get out and vote Thursday and then to support one camp or the other.
We British must surely all feel as if we have been pulled backwards and forwards through an old style mangle or for younger readers stuffed in an automatic washer set on the toughest setting ever.
It has been a gruelling few weeks whether you have joined campaigners or not.
Most people who have dared to venture into an online forum or debate the issue outside of their home will have faced some abuse.
As always it is about perceptions with the remain camp categorizing all of those wanting to leave the EU as racists and bigots and the exit camp appearing to concentrate on immigration and 'taking back control' of the country. Both sides have criticised the heat of the debate at times.
Huge divisions have appeared in political parties, friendships and relationships.
With, in some cases, husbands and wives on opposite sides of the fence heated debates have turned into rows.
But it did not have to be this way.
The writer is old enough to have voted in an EU referendum many years ago.
There was no social media or internet at the time and fewer TV channels in the UK.
Rolling 24/7 news was not even a twinkle in a TV producer's eye.
And to those who use the argument this time around that you must vote 'remain' for all the young people who do not yet have a vote as it is their future consider this-young people many years ago had no choice about whether or not the UK should join the European Unionin the first place and many did not want the country to sign up.
There are arguments, pros and cons, in or out of the EU.
And as TV channels push the last remnants of EU referendum campaigning down our throats the die is cast.
But whatever the results words said in anger will not be easily forgotten and in some cases friendships have been lost forever.
I respect the electorates' option to vote how they want-that after all is democracy.
Polls open at 7pm Thursday and will be open until 10pm the same evening.
In the end the weather could impact on the vote.
If the weather is too good or too bad some will stay away.
But most people expect after such heavy and ongoing publicity there will be a record turnout at the polls.
Good Luck Great Britain!
Here at NEWTEKWORLDNEWS we will aim to report results as they come in Thursday into Friday.
Georgie Porgie pudding and pie kissed the girls and made them cry.
British Chancellor George Osborne is busily rewriting that nursery rhyme as he attempts to scare the pants of any members of the British electorate planning on voting for Britain to leave the European Union.
Georgie Porgie pudding and pie scares the BRexiteers and makes them cry.
But the trouble with that is we British people never respond well to bullyboy tactics or scaremongering.
His words will raise hackles and inflame the bulldog spirit; they are a red rag to a bull and could even act as reverse psychology.
Next week those people registered to vote in the UK will decide if Britain stays in the EU or leaves.
Osborne's latest scare tactic is the threat of an emergency post-Brexit result budget and it would be a budget of massive cuts and more austerity.
BBC News reports Wednesday "George Osborne says he will have to slash public spending and increase taxes in an emergency Budget to tackle a £30bn "black hole" if the UK votes to leave the European Union. The chancellor said this could include raising income and inheritance taxes and cutting the NHS budget. But 65 Tory MPs have said his position would be "untenable" if he tries to cut NHS, police and school spending. And Vote Leave criticised Remain's "hysterical prophecies of doom"."
We of course have no idea whether such a budget will be on the cards if we vote to stay.
You may have thought that before holding an EU in /out referendum Osborne would have double checked his facts and figures; if the situation will be so desperate if we leave the EU perhaps now is not the time to chance a vote.
So Osborne is in effect confessing Wednesday that he has not done his job.
The economy has not been nor is it safe in his hands.
In the autumn there will be yet another budget and Osborne has already put many of the cuts needed to fulfil his 2015 Tory election promises on hold until after the referendum.
Perhaps Osborne’s promised, or is that threatened cuts, are coming ‘in or out’ of the European Union? There is no way we really know the truth.
Budgets are a growth industry in the UK now with Osborne usually managing at least two a year but he could opt for a post Brexit budget as a nasty payback to voters.
So why hold an EU referendum in the first place?
The Tories and the party leader David Cameron have made a series of U Turns and have broken a fair few election promises so what is so special about the EU referendum?
Cameron promised the vote to win back voters in the GE2015 but also to appease Eurosceptics in the Tory Party.
In spite of Osborne’s threats to the people plenty of MPs in his own party are pushing the case for the UK to leave the EU.
Post referendum the Tory Party has huge cracks to try to paper over and words said in anger that are hardly likely to be forgotten.
If we leave the EU some will try to lay the blame at the door of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as right now he is regularly blamed for anything and everything.
But the blame lies squarely with Dodgy Dave Cameron, his Chancellor George Osborne and the Tory party.
In order to win an election in 2015 they called the people’s bluff.
If the people reciprocate who can blame them?
Timing is everything and opting for June 23 may have been for many reasons.
Who really knows what the Tory government or the EU has in the pipeline?
But if or is that when Osborne tries to push through austerity measures and more budget cuts remember how much this EU referendum will have cost.
Early in campaigning the Tories spent £9,000,000 on a shiny leaflet promoting an IN vote; it was not recyclable and so unsuitable for toilet paper of compost both of which would have made it fit for purpose.
In April the pro-leave Daily Express posted the following regarding referendum spending:
How much is the Government allowed to spend?
You can read the full Express report here.
If Osborne finds money in short supply post the EU referendum perhaps he should consider the huge amount of money his government's actions have cost the British taxpayer and the country's other citizens.
Tory think tank advises slash pensioner benefits
Neil Kinnock EU referendum opinion tainted
UK nuclear future handed to France and China
Britain is braced for the EU referendum to be held on June 23 but how many voters will be truly engaged?
If you are already sick to the back teeth of EU referendum hyperbole spare a thought for our American friends across the Pond enduring a ridiculously long campaign to elect a Republican and a Democratic party leader.
In the UK we have EU referendum 24/7 but at least for a limited time.
Switch on any news channel in the UK, at any time of day or night, and the upcoming referendum is bound to feature.
But ask most people what are the EU facts and figures and many of those same people will shake and scratch their heads in bemusement.
Sunday the big EU story was Turkey and whether it will be an EU member state in the next few years or perhaps ever.
That links back to immigration fears and scaremongering that huge numbers of Turkish citizens are simply waiting in the wings to enter the UK.
With debate bordering on race hate the jury was out Sunday on the Turkish question and so Monday news channels have moved on to the economics of the EU; economics in relation to jobs.
According to the Treasury Monday leaving the EU will plunge the UK into a yearlong recession; Britain's economic growth will drop by 3.6%.
The Treasury study was released by Chancellor George Osborne who is campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU which surely casts doubts on its reliability?
Tories supporting an exit from the EU disagree and have called the study biased.
The Tory Party is tearing itself apart as BRexit and BRemain battle-lines are drawn and drawn again.
If PM David Cameron really believes the UK is better staying in the EU why is he risking our futures on an in/out referendum and allowing divisions in his government's position?
Cameron promised an EU referendum to win back party voters. If it is so dangerous for the UK to leave the EU surely that was irresponsible self-serving politics?
Figures previously published supporting BRemain have been refuted leaving sections of the electorate confused.
Many of those figures are in reality vague and cite what may happen way into the future. As most politicians struggle to accurately predict the economy next year how can they know what will happen in 14 years’ time?
Throw into the pot political changes that will happen at home and abroad during such a period of time and it is easy to see post EU referendum predictions are debatable and some would say a work of fiction.
In the end gut instinct may play a part in how you vote.
But the big worry is the hype will deter many people from taking part.
You still have time to register to vote; doing that is essential. Register by June 7 to be in it to win it. If ultimately you decide not to vote that is up to you but make sure you are not excluded.
And as you listen to both the in and out of EU camps scaremongering consider how much cash the EU referendum will cost you in real terms.
Whether we BRemain or BRexit the cost of a referendum is a fact.
Op-ed: It has been a good week for those campaigning for the EU to stay in the UK or has it?
It is Earth Day Friday and US President Barack Obama acted similarly on that special day in 2015 to 2016. This year he was jetted into the UK along with a couple of helicopters, more than a dozen vehicles, security, administrators and press teams.
He visited Saudi Arabia ahead of the UK.
In 2015 he attended a climate change summit in France along with other world leaders on Earth Day. They of course all arrived on magic carpets so they did not damage the environment or climate further.
Mr Obama could be in the UK to discuss many things but one central topic is the EU referendum.
UK TV news channels have aired Mr Obama's speech given alongside Tory pal and UK PM David Cameron.
BBC late evening news Friday opted to say Obama handed out a rebuke to the UK that was all his own but we doubt that.
Saying the UK could be pushed to the 'back of the queue' rather than the 'back of the line' smacks of British interference.
But that was in relation to the controversial TTIP trade deal which many people in the UK oppose unless it is tweaked.
Still Pres. Obama sent a clear message that if the UK opts to leave the EU the USA may somewhere down the road set up a trade deal with Britain but we would be at the 'back of the queue'.
Royal and celebrity watchers will be in seventh heaven with the Queen's birthday Thursday, Barack and Michelle Obama Friday and then Friday evening images of the Obamas with Wills and Kate and young Prince George.
The rest of us will shake our heads.
In a week when the British electorate has been told, by a series of people and organisations that most of us do not trust, that leaving the EU would be a disaster will Mr Obama's words be heeded?
Perhaps they will by some but there has already been an angry reaction from others and his words could backfire.
The USA is a stand-alone country in many ways and it is difficult to imagine it handing over any of its administration to say South America or Canada.
And in the final analysis the more some people tell you to do something the more you want to do the opposite.
We have nine weeks before the EU referendum. The sooner June 23 is here and gone the better.
Boris Johnson part Kenyan stab at Obama stinks
Far right French extremist Marine Le Penn set to visit UK re EU ref
Op-ed: London Mayor, Tory Boris Johnson, is coming to the end of his time in office and some will say not a moment too soon.
Friday he has put his foot where his mouth should be again and stirred up a hornet's nest.
Mr Johnson or as some in the mainstream media like to call him, BoJo, has already shared his opinion that President Obama should not weigh into the UK EU in or out referendum calling it interference.
That has since been spun any which way but loose as all camps try to gain political advantage.
But Friday he has overstepped the mark by using language that could be interpreted as racially offensive to and about President Obama.
He opted to write a report for Murdoch's Sun publication which perhaps says it all.
In that article he wrote about the removal of Churchill's bust from the Oval Office noting "Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.”
David Cameron has hung Johnson out to dry by claiming the bust removal notion is 'false'.
Cameron however has led by example this week when he used parliamentary privilege to abuse Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan.
Labour's Diane Abbott called Johnson's comments “offensive” and "the worst Tea Party rhetoric.”
Suffice to say Kenyan is trending on Twitter Friday and Johnson is set to feature in a series of to the point memes.
Some of his 'butt out' argument will ring true with the British electorate but is now overshadowed by that silly story about that bust and his offensive part-Kenyan assessment as to why Obama is in the UK.
As the EU referendum date draws ever closer the Tory party are deeply split. Old pals are acting like worst enemies and it is difficult to believe they are working in the same political party.
If ultimately they can work together post-EU referendum, as if nothing has happened, they will be the worst kind of hypocrites and liars.
It is far more likely that whether the UK stays in the EU or leaves the current Tory party will need a huge reshuffle.
Iain Duncan Smith who spectacularly resigned from his Tory role at the DWP not so long ago, tearfully citing differences over the amount of budget cuts inflicted on the poor and vulnerable, continues to show his true colours.
Many will say his resignation was always about the EU.
"EU referendum: Iain Duncan Smith claims David Cameron begged Barack Obama to help him 'bully Britain' over Brexit" the Independent.
So maybe IDS wanted to be free of front bench shackles so that he could wage his BRexit war?
But we British are only funny as in peculiar.
News that Obama was going to come here to try to persaude us to vote to stay in the EU was a red rag to a bull and could have acted like reverse psychology.
But now we have political buffoon Boris Johnson almost alleging Obama's part-Kenyan heritage makes his intervention something sinister we may just opt to stay.
We rarely suffer fools gladly or do anything they say Mr Johnson and you should know that.
Johnson's family links were extended when he appeared on genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are. The Telegraph reported:
The programme found that Mr Johnson's paternal grandmother, Yvonne Eileen Williams - affectionately known by the family as "Granny Butter" - was a descendant of Prince Paul Von Wurttemberg, a German prince.
The Johnson family also have strong Tory Party links and Johnson is or should that be was touted as a potential future leader of the Conservative party.
Liked by some as a jovial joker in the pack more people these days see him as more of a threat to democracy.
And with those royal links maybe they are right.
Either way Johnson showing yourself to be an ignorant bigot is not a good look.
Telegraph - BRemain camp - Barack Obama, our fair-weather friend, is wrong about the EU