Record turnout sees 10% victory for Better Together
After more than two years of fierce campaigning on both sides, the results of the Scottish referendum have ensured the United Kingdom stays united.
Nearly 85% of registered voters turned out on the day, marking one of the highest rates of turnout in the UK since the 1950 general election. The final margin of victory was a decisive 10%, a difference of nearly 400,000 voters.
Speaking on the steps of Downing Street this morning, Prime Minister David Cameron expressed his satisfaction at the result, saying “Like millions of other people, I am delighted. As I said during the campaign, it would have broken my heart to see our United Kingdom come to an end.”
“And I know that sentiment was shared by people, not just across our country, but also around the world because of what we’ve achieved together in the past and what we can do together in the future.”
He also confirmed that the main Westminster parties would honour their commitment to devolving more powers to the Scottish parliament.
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