Skegness Vote Leave campaigners celebrate EU vote

Coun Sue Blackburn - Vote Leave ANL-160624-064729001
Coun Sue Blackburn - Vote Leave ANL-160624-064729001

Skegness Vote Leave campaigners say the town can now move forward with a new pride in Britain.

Coun Sue Blackburn, one of the local supporters, said she couldn’t watch events unfold throughout the night after it looked like London and Scotland would vote to remain.

She said: “I got up about an hour ago and couldn’t believe it.

“I knew the vote locally would be to leave - we’ve had tremendous support from day one.

“I thought it would be close - but the other way around.”

Coun Blackburn, the UKIP councillor on Skegness Town Council, was not aware Prime Minister David Cameron had resigned but said: “This could be a good thing. It’s about a fresh start now.

“Now is the time we should celebrate because we are getting back control of Britain.”

The Skegness Standard will be meeting the Vote Leave supporters this morning and talking to other residents about what they think.