Cameron thanks those who opted for "stronger, safer & better" Britain

London (dpa) - Prime Minister David Cameron thanks voters who opted to keep Britain in the European Union.

"Thank you everyone who voted to keep Britain stronger, safer & better off in Europe," he writes on Twitter.

The conservative premier had lobbied for remaining in the bloc, against opposition from within his own party.

A first post-referendum survey suggests that a narrow majority of 52 per cent of Britons voted Remain while 48 per cent voted Leave, according to the YouGov polling firm.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:49

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