Clubs in Brexit areas among worst in Premier League

James McMath

22 May 2017

Updated: 19 Nov 2023

Premier League clubs in areas that voted in favour of Brexit were among the teams with the lowest points at the end of the season.

Relegated Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull are in three of the six local authorities with the highest percentage of Leave voters after the EU Referendum.

Conversely, champions Chelsea and runners-up Tottenham Hotspur are based in authorities with the lowest percentage of Leave voters.

The trend is shown in the graphic above, but there are a few anomalies.

West Brom, for example, finished 10th with 43 points but the local authority of Sandwell saw a Leave vote of more than 66%.

Stoke City finished the season 13th with 41 points, while the local authority had a leave vote of 69.4 per cent.