Wandsworth Votes NO To AV
Local results show big majority in favour of status quo
Local voting in the referendum has delivered a decisive 'no' to any changes in the electoral system. In what David Cameron said was a "clear and resounding answer" over two third of the vote nationally was in favour of maintaining the status quo.
Just over 1 million people in London voted with 60% of them saying no in a turnout of 35% of the electorate. The voting in the London Borough of Wandsworth was in line with London as a whole with 60.79% (46,737) voting no and 39.21% (30,152) voting yes. 77,039 of an electorate of 207,802 voted representing a turnout of 37.07% with 145 spoilt ballots.
Putney MP Justine Greening said
Putney resident and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg admitted the results were "a bitter blow" for Lib Dems but insisted his party would "pick ourselves up".
April 21, 2010