Saturday, 7 May 2011

AV Referendum Result

The results of the AV referendum have been published (and are available here from the South Cambridgeshire District Council website).

Needless to say the result locally followed the National trend with local residents rejecting a change to the Alternative Vote for Westminster Elections.

The overall result was 35% in favour of the change and an overwhelming 65% against.

It's a disappointment to be sure and I'll post slightly more detailed analysis after I've had a chance to go into the campaign in a lot more depth. Suffice to say the Yes campaign spectacularly failed to get it's message across which meant that a lot of people didn't even hear any point of view other than the No campaign.

The official result was;