DUP man: ‘A very healthy Leave vote in NI’

Lee Reynolds, DUP councillor and Leave campaigner, at the EU referendum count at Titanic Centre in Belfast
Lee Reynolds, DUP councillor and Leave campaigner, at the EU referendum count at Titanic Centre in Belfast

One of the DUP’s top number crunchers has said he expects a very healthy Leave vote in Northern Ireland.

Lee Reynolds, at the Belfast county, said: “I think we may surprise people in terms of Northern Ireland.”

After assessing numerous ballot box returns, he told the News Letter: What the polls showed we gained as the campaign went on is likely to be true.

“I would expect it to be a Remain vote overall in NI but I would expect the level of the Leave vote to surprise people.”

Mr Reynolds added: We had a good campaign. Unionists turned out to the polls, particularly the working class, and nationalism didn’t.”