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Alternative Vote Referendum 2011

Published Thursday, May 19, 2011

67.9% of voters opposed changing the electoral system to the Alternative Vote, in a UK wide referendum on 5 May 2011. Turnout was 42.0%. This Research Paper presents information on votes cast in each region and referendum counting area.

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67.9% of voters opposed changing the electoral system to the Alternative Vote, in a UK wide referendum on 5 May 2011. The No vote was in the majority in every region of the UK.

Turnout was 42.0%. The referendum coincided with elections to the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales, Northern Ireland Assembly and many local authorities in England.

This Research Paper presents information on votes cast in each region and referendum counting area. The data for votes cast and electorates are those that have been published online by the Electoral Commission.

Commons Briefing papers RP11-44

Authors: Feargal McGuinness; Jeremy Hardacre

Topics: Election results : UK, Elections, Electoral systems

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