Britain has voted to leave the EU with people in Hyndburn overwhelmingly backing Brexit.
More than 40,000 residents in the borough cast their votes with 26,568 - 66.1 per cent - supporting the Leave campaign and 13,569 - 33.8 per cent - siding with Remain.
Prime Minister David Cameron set out plans to stand down from 10 Downing Street by October.
Nationally Leave’s total vote was 17,410,742, with Remain more than a million behind on 16,141,241.
After the final of the 382 counts was declared, Leave had 51.9 per cent of the vote to 48.1 per cent for Remain.
Wales and the majority of England outside London voted in large numbers for Brexit with Northern Ireland and Scotland voting to Remain.
The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.
There have been forecasts that more than £100 billion could be wiped off the FTSE 100 today as Britain’s decision to leave the European Union causes turmoil across global stock markets.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage declared June 23 “our independence day” and called for the Prime Minister to immediately stand down in response to voters’ rejection of his passionately-argued advice to stick in the EU.
But Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the Government’s job now was to get on with implementing the decision while “protecting the economy and doing all we can to get the best outcome for Britain”.