Lichfield’s MP says he is “proud of the British people” after they opted to leave the European Union.
The referendum saw the Brexit campaign pull off a victory – a result mirrored in Lichfield and Burntwood where 37,214 people voted to leave, while 26,064 voted to remain. The turnout in the area was 79%.
Michael Fabricant, who had backed the leave campaign, said: “So proud of the British people who despite threats, blackmail and bullying invoked its independent spirit and voted for freedom.”
The Brexit voted also led Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron to announce he would be resigning in the coming months.
The aftermath of the result also saw the financial markets drop, but Mr Fabricant said he expected them to balance out in the coming months.
“Markets go down, then they go up,” he said. “We saw that yesterday. Volatility is nothing new – keep calm.”