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 Sunday, May 08, 2011

The AV refendum - London's results

The first map shows the size of the 'Yes' vote.
60-69% 50-59% 40-49% 30-39% 20-29%

» Only ten UK districts returned a 'Yes' vote. Six of these were in London - Hackney, Islington, Haringey, Lambeth, Southwark and Camden. They're the six green boroughs on this map... London's progressive centre.
» Hackney was the only borough in the country where more than 60% of electors voted Yes.
» Only eleven UK districts came within 5% of saying Yes. Four of these were in London - Lewisham, the City of London, Tower Hamlets and Brent.
» More than half of London's boroughs appear in the top 50 most-Yes-voting districts.

» At completely the other end of the scale, Havering appears in the top 10 most-No-voting districts (77.3% No).
» Bexley also strongly voted No (76.5%). No other London borough appears in the top 150 most-No-voting districts.
» Other districts near London voting heavily No were Castle Point, Broxbourne, Rochford, Epping Forest, Basildon, South Bucks, Hertsmere and Brentwood.

The second map shows turnout.
45-49% 40-44% 35-39% 30-34% 25-29%

» London's highest turnout was in Richmond, where 47% of the electorate voted. Richmond was the only London borough with turnout above the national average (42%).
» Nationally, only 40 out of 440 districts had a turnout less than 35%. Fifteen of these were London boroughs.
» The three lowest turnouts in the country were in Newham (27%), Barking and Dagenham (28%) and Tower Hamlets (29%). London's apathetic heartland is marked on the map in light pink.

» 21% of London's electorate voted No. 14% voted Yes. 65% couldn't be bothered.
» Nationally, there were 240 districts in which more than 30% of the electorate voted No. None of these were in London.
» Newham didn't vote Yes, but only 15% of its electorate voted No.

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