Greater London Authority referendum, 1998
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The Greater London Authority referendum of 1998 was a referendum held in Greater London on 7 May 1998 asking whether there was support for the creation of a Greater London Authority, composed of a directly elected Mayor of London, and a London Assembly to scrutinise the Mayor's actions. Voter turnout for the referendum was 34.1%.
The referendum asked voters the question:
- Are you in favour of the Government's proposals for a Greater London Authority, made up of an elected mayor and a separately elected assembly?*
The 'Yes' vote won in every London Borough. There was generally more support in the Inner London Boroughs than the Outer London ones. The lowest support figures were 60.5% in Havering and 57.1% in Bromley; the greatest were 83.8% in Haringey and 81.8% in Lambeth.
- Overwhelming vote for mayor BBC News, 8 May 1998
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