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City that voted for Brexit is still waiting

In Britain's 2016 EU membership referendum, Sunderland voted by 61 per cent to 39 per cent to leave a bloc from which many residents — rightly or wrongly — believe they have received little benefit

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Sunderland voted for Brexit to make itself heard, and in hope of a brighter future. Almost three years later, residents are still waiting. This city in northeastern England once built ships that drove global commerce and helped Britain rule the waves. (AP)

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The mines and shipyards are long gone and like many British cities, Sunderland has had to find a new identity, and new jobs, for the post-industrial era. It has had some success. A university with more than 15,000 students helps boost the local economy. Japanese automaker Nissan employs almost 7,000 people at its Sunderland plant. (AP)

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In Britain's 2016 EU membership referendum, Sunderland voted by 61 per cent to 39 per cent to leave a bloc from which many residents — rightly or wrongly — believe they have received little benefit. (AP)

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Economic uncertainty around Brexit has shaken the auto industry that's so crucial to the city. Nissan has scrapped plans to build a new SUV in Sunderland, and shifted production of two other models from the city — though the company says the moves are not directly related to Brexit.(AP)

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With the terms and date of Britain's departure uncertain, some feel betrayed. Dozens have joined former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage on a "Brexit betrayal" march that will wend its way to London, arriving on March 29, the day Britain was supposed to leave the bloc. (AP)