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.”