Friday, 6 May 2011

West Lindsey Votes 'No' to Alternative Voting

Voters from around the West Lindsey district said ‘no’ in the referendum on the voting system used for elections to the United Kingdom Parliament.

Voters were asked on Thursday, 5th May to answer the following question:
"At present, the UK uses the ‘first past the post’ system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the 'alternative vote' system be used instead?"
Nationally, around sixty-eight per cent of voters were against changing to AV.
The results for West Lindsey are as follows:
  • Yes:  8,233 (26%)
  • No: 22,882 (73%)
Spoilt Papers: 150
Ballot turnout: 31,255 (48.7%)

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