The EU Referendum, 23 June 2016. The United Kingdom and the European Union. The results – Wales – Statement by the First Minister: EU Referendum result

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The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones responded on the 24 June 2016 to the result of the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union on the 23 June 2016.

He said 'The country has taken a fundamental decision. I am deeply disappointed with the result'. He called for unity across the country.

Mr Jones stated 'six priorities arising from these changed circumstances'.

+ protect jobs and economic confidence
+ play a full part in discussions on EU withdrawal
+ retain access to the European single market
+ negotiate continued involvement in major EU funding programmes, such as for farming and poorer areas
+ revise the Treasury's funding formula for the Welsh Government budget (Barnett Formula)
+ put the relationship between devolved administrations and the UK government on an 'entirely different footing'

52.5% of voters in Wales backed Leave, compared with 47.5% supporting Remain.

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