Revealed: The region’s most (and least) eurosceptic towns

British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the media after an EU summit in Brussels (AP Photo/Ge

British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the media after an EU summit in Brussels (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) - Credit: AP

East Anglia's coastal towns and rural heartlands are the most eurosceptic places, our extensive survey of views revealed.

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Of the towns we surveyed, Swaffham had the highest proportion of people who would vote to leave, with 67pc of those we spoke to saying they wanted to come out of the European Union.

In Great Yarmouth, Sheringham and Wisbech, more than half of those we spoke to also said they did not want to stay in the alliance.

Norwich was the least Eurosceptic, with 64pc opting to stay in.

The south Norfolk town of Diss also proved to be more pro-European than its neighbours with 58pc saying they would vote to remain.


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The people of Fakenham were the most indecisive with 55pc saying they did not know what they would do in our poll.

There were more eurosceptic voters in the areas where the UK Independence Party did best.

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The overall Eastern Daily Press and East Anglian Daily Times EU referendum poll – which included Norfolk, Suffolk, east Cambridgeshire and north Essex – saw 38pc of the 1,280 people we polled stating they wanted to leave, while 34pc wanted to remain and 28pc were unsure.

David Cameron (pictured below) will call an immediate Cabinet meeting on Friday if he secures a deal on his renegotiation of Britain's EU membership at this week's Brussels summit. This will effectively fire the starting gun on the referendum battle.

Eurosceptic ministers are set to be given the green light to campaign for a 'leave' vote in the poll expected on June 23.

Mr Cameron had come under pressure from ministers to bring Cabinet forward, after telling them that the requirement for collective responsibility on Europe will not be lifted until the government position on the EU referendum has been decided at the meeting.

Eurosceptics argued that forcing them to wait until the next scheduled Cabinet on the following Tuesday would allow the 'in' campaign to steal a march in the vital first few days of the campaign.

They said it would leave the PM free to proclaim the merits of the deal in weekend TV interviews and a statement to the Commons on Monday, while colleagues remained gagged.

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