Results of the United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum, 2011

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United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum
At present, the UK uses the "first past the post" system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the "alternative vote" system be used instead?
Results
Yes or no Votes Percentage
Yes check.svg Yes 6,152,607 32.1%
X mark.svg No 13,013,123 67.9%
Valid votes 19,165,730 99.41%
Invalid or blank votes 113,292 0.59%
Total votes 19,279,022 100.00%
Voter turnout 42.2%
Electorate 45,684,501
Results by local counting areas
United Kingdom AV referendum area results.svg
  Yes 60%-62.5%
  Yes 57.5%-60%
  Yes 55%-57.5%
  Yes 52.5%-55%
  Yes 50%-52.5%
  No 50%-52.5%
  No 52.5%-55%
  No 55%-57.5%
  No 57.5%-60%
  No 60%-62.5%
  No 62.5%-65%
  No 65%-67.5%
  No 67.5%-70%
  No 70%-72.5%
  No 72.5%-75%
  No >75%
Referendum was held: 5 May 2011

In the United Kingdom, the Alternative Vote referendum was a public vote that took place on 5 May 2011, on whether to change the system for electing the House of Commons, the lower house of the national Parliament at Westminster. In the result of a Yes vote, future United Kingdom general elections would have used the "Alternative Vote" (AV); in the event of a No vote, the voting system would remain the same, with the UK continuing to use the "First Past the Post" (FPTP) voting system. The votes cast in the referendum were first counted in each of 440 districts or electoral divisions across the country (the "local counting areas"),[1] which were then combined and declared at a regional level (the regions being the constituent countries of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the regions of England).

Ballots were due to be verified by 1pm on 6 May 2011 and the votes were counted from 4pm onwards.[2] Both the local and regional results were updated live online via aboutmyvote.co.uk, a publicly accessible website run by The Electoral Commission.[3]

This article lists, by counting area, all the results of the referendum, each ordered into national and regional sections.

UK result[edit]

United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum, 2011
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 13,013,123 67.90%
Yes 6,152,607 32.10%
Valid votes 19,165,730 99.41%
Invalid or blank votes 113,292 0.59%
Total votes 19,279,022 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 45,684,501 42.2%
Source: [1]
Yes :
6,152,607 (32.1%)
No :
13,013,123 (67.9%)

Results by regions and countries[edit]

Region Turnout %[4] No vote Yes vote No % Yes %
East Midlands 42.77 1,013,864 408,877 71.26 28.74
East of England 43.15 1,298,004 530,140 71.00 29.00
London 35.37 1,123,480 734,427 60.47 39.53
North East England 38.73 546,138 212,951 71.95 28.05
North West England 39.10 1,416,201 613,249 69.78 30.22
Northern Ireland 55.79 372,706 289,088 56.32 43.68
Scotland 50.74 1,249,375 713,813 63.64 36.36
South East England 44.31 1,951,793 823,793 70.32 29.68
South West England 44.6 1,225,305 564,541 68.46 31.54
Wales 41.74 616,307 325,349 65.45 34.55
West Midlands 39.82 1,157,772 461,847 71.48 28.52
Yorkshire and the Humber 39.9 1,042,178 474,532 68.71 31.29

Local results[edit]

Of the 440 counting areas, ten returned a majority in favour of the change (Cambridge, Oxford, Glasgow Kelvin, Edinburgh Central, and the London Boroughs of Hackney, Islington, Haringey, Lambeth, Southwark and Camden). The counting area with the highest proportion of AV supporters was the Hackney with 60.68% in favour of the change (34.23% turnout) and the lowest proportion was the borough of Castle Point, Essex with 20.29% in favour (41.38% turnout).

England[edit]

The districts of England were used as the local counting areas for the UK-wide referendum in England; these consist of all unitary authorities, all metropolitan boroughs, all shire districts, the London boroughs, the City of London and the Isles of Scilly.[1]

The English Regions were also then used to count the votes at the regional level. All nine regions in England returned huge "no" votes.

Constituent country Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
England  ? 10,724,067 4,786,352 69.14 30.86

East Midlands[edit]

Results in the East Midlands
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Region Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
East Midlands 42.77 1,013,864 408,877 71.26 28.74

The East Midlands region was broken down into 40 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Amber Valley 43.86 29,745 12,432 70.52 29.48
Ashfield 38.87 25,693 9,149 73.74 26.26
Bassetlaw 41.72 26,441 8,757 75.12 24.88
Blaby 41.97 22,388 7,862 74.01 25.99
Bolsover 39.76 16,815 5,890 74.06 25.94
Boston 39.58 13,337 3,958 77.11 22.89
Broxtowe 48.36 27,840 12,703 68.67 31.33
Charnwood 42.52 28,902 16,114 70.71 29.29
Chesterfield 42.87 24,190 10,335 70.07 29.93
Corby 43.01 12,933 5,078 71.81 28.19
Daventry 45.95 20,305 6,699 75.19 24.81
Derby 39.50 47,622 20,502 69.90 30.10
Derbyshire Dales 52.22 20,893 8,795 70.38 29.62
East Lindsey 42.60 34,045 10,571 76.31 23.69
East Northamptonshire 43.85 21,596 6,935 75.69 24.31
Erewash 43.04 26,863 9,255 74.38 25.62
Gedling 44.90 27,745 11,089 71.45 28.55
High Peak 44.40 21,569 10,443 67.38 32.62
Harborough 48.23 23,577 8,156 74.30 25.70
Hinckley and Bosworth 44.10 26,771 9,642 73.52 26.48
Kettering 42.90 22,174 7,500 74.73 25.27
Leicester 41.79 50,678 38,005 57.15 42.85
Lincoln 36.68 16,099 6,951 69.84 30.16
Mansfield 38.09 21,610 8,474 71.83 28.17
Melton 44.69 12,563 4,590 73.24 26.76
Newark and Sherwood 45.05 27,621 10,211 73.01 26.99
North East Derbyshire 42.82 24,576 8,624 74.02 25.98
Northampton 39.68 41,065 17,651 69.94 30.06
North Kesteven 42.95 27,397 7,926 77.56 22.44
North West Leicestershire 45.46 24,780 7,575 76.59 23.41
Nottingham 35.76 42,853 25,564 62.64 37.36
Oadby and Wigston 43.25 13,523 5,600 70.72 29.28
Rushcliffe 51.80 29,739 14,083 67.86 32.14
Rutland 49.27 10,048 3,809 72.51 27.49
South Derbyshire 43.57 23,323 7,463 75.76 24.24
South Holland 39.83 20,542 5,603 78.57 21.43
South Kesteven 42.63 32,217 11,247 74.12 25.88
South Northamptonshire 48.01 22,860 9,064 71.61 28.39
Wellingborough 45.70 18,044 6,349 73.97 26.03
West Lindsey 43.70 22,882 8,223 73.56 26.44

East of England[edit]

Results in the East of England
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Region Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
East of England 43.1 1,298,004 530,140 71.00 29.00

The East of England region was broken down into 47 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Babergh 43.46 20,332 9,696 67.71 32.29
Basildon 35.11 34,097 10,461 76.52 23.48
Bedford 47.04 36,421 16,184 69.23 30.77
Braintree 42.96 34,788 11,501 75.15 24.85
Breckland 42.33 29,920 9,793 75.34 24.66
Brentwood 46.29 19,381 6,177 75.83 24.17
Broadland 46.88 32,607 12,073 72.98 27.02
Broxbourne 36.33 19,386 4,988 79.54 20.46
Cambridge 48.43 17,871 21,253 45.68 54.32
Castle Point 41.38 21,012 5,348 79.71 20.29
Central Bedfordshire 42.02 58,496 21,774 72.87 27.13
Chelmsford 44.42 39,829 15,934 71.43 28.57
Colchester 42.11 34,293 17,809 65.82 34.18
Dacorum 44.96 33,295 14,438 69.75 30.25
East Cambridgeshire 43.93 18,365 8,262 68.97 31.03
East Hertfordshire 45.24 33,478 12,716 72.47 27.53
Epping Forest 38.39 28,240 8,533 76.80 23.20
Fenland 38.83 21,087 6,336 76.90 23.10
Forest Heath 37.71 10,757 3,327 76.38 23.62
Great Yarmouth 36.58 19,207 6,325 75.23 24.77
Harlow 37.36 16,226 5,823 73.59 26.41
Hertsmere 39.95 22,005 6,772 76.47 23.53
Huntingdonshire 44.45 38,725 15,145 71.89 28.11
Ipswich 39.24 25,195 10,859 69.88 30.12
King's Lynn and West Norfolk 42.58 35,996 11,652 75.55 24.45
Luton 39.45 34,980 16,002 68.61 31.39
Maldon 43.20 15,735 4,987 75.93 24.07
Mid Suffolk 47.95 25,828 10,177 71.73 28.27
North Hertfordshire 45.94 30,410 13,592 69.11 30.89
North Norfolk 50.09 28,555 11,799 70.76 29.24
Norwich 40.88 21,582 18,231 54.52 45.48
Peterborough 41.18 32,878 15,534 67.91 32.09
Rochford 40.89 20,931 5,542 79.07 20.93
South Cambridgeshire 49.29 34,594 18,351 65.34 34.66
Southend-on-Sea 38.33 34,365 13,488 71.81 28.19
South Norfolk 47.23 32,400 13,332 70.85 29.15
St Albans 51.90 33,443 18,934 63.85 36.15
St Edmundsbury 42.68 24,607 9,789 71.54 28.46
Stevenage 41.64 17,927 7,311 71.03 28.97
Suffolk Coastal 49.77 33,524 13,452 71.36 28.64
Tendring 43.89 33,363 13,627 71.00 29.00
Three Rivers 44.14 20,779 7,985 72.24 27.76
Thurrock 34.59 28,284 9,307 75.24 24.76
Uttlesford 49.19 21,595 7,624 73.91 26.09
Watford 41.69 16,814 9,259 64.49 35.51
Waveney 43.11 28,162 10,035 73.73 26.27
Welwyn Hatfield 42.74 23,482 8,876 72.57 27.43

London[edit]

Results in London
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Region Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
London 35.37 1,123,480 734,427 60.47 39.53

The London region was broken down into 33 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Barking and Dagenham[5] 27.77 22,338 9,436 70.30 29.70
Barnet 38.91 55,451 30,153 64.78 35.22
Bexley[6] 37.48 48,630 14,929 76.51 23.49
Brent 29.68 30,941 25,551 54.77 45.23
Bromley 41.28 67,671 27,286 71.26 28.74
Camden 37.41 24,845 26,275 48.60 51.40
City of London 42.65 1,384 1,196 53.64 46.36
City of Westminster 31.53 24,805 15,279 61.88 38.12
Croydon 35.90 58,475 28,789 67.01 32.99
Ealing 36.21 42,565 32,445 56.75 43.25
Enfield 35.43 45,721 23,521 66.03 33.97
Greenwich 33.26 32,039 20,618 60.84 39.16
Hackney 34.23 20,064 30,969 39.32 60.68
Haringey 35.70 23,223 30,310 43.38 56.62
Harrow 37.94 40,993 20,990 66.14 33.86
Hammersmith and Fulham 37.85 24,380 16,889 59.08 40.92
Havering 35.92 49,691 14,592 77.30 22.70
Hillingdon 34.10 45,535 18,888 70.68 29.32
Hounslow 32.83 32,550 20,953 60.84 39.16
Islington 35.80 20,851 27,553 43.08 56.92
Kensington and Chelsea 34.40 20,332 9,696 67.71 32.29
Kingston upon Thames 42.81 27,945 18,230 60.52 39.48
Lambeth 33.16 28,758 34,712 45.31 54.69
Lewisham 33.20 28,929 28,184 50.65 49.35
Merton 39.83 33,573 18,375 64.63 35.37
Newham 27.16 27,169 21,085 56.30 43.70
Redbridge 32.92 42,717 20,524 67.55 32.45
Richmond upon Thames 47.15 35,768 24,796 59.06 40.94
Southwark 34.43 29,304 32,695 47.27 52.73
Sutton 38.90 35,003 16,930 67.40 32.60
Tower Hamlets 28.86 23,975 20,286 54.17 45.83
Waltham Forest 33.83 31,118 22,140 58.43 41.57
Wandsworth 37.07 46,737 30,152 60.79 39.21

North East England[edit]

Results in North East England
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Region Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
North East England 38.73 546,138 212,951 71.95 28.05

The North East England region was broken down into 12 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Darlington 41.47 23,096 9,134 71.66 28.34
Durham 34.95 100,203 40,435 71.25 28.75
Gateshead 41.28 44,366 16,214 73.24 26.76
Hartlepool 31.45 16,685 4,998 76.95 23.05
Middlesbrough 35.69 25,721 10,416 71.18 28.82
Newcastle upon Tyne 40.93 51,484 28,766 64.15 35.85
North Tyneside 41.82 48,078 16,296 74.69 25.31
Northumberland 40.78 72,500 27,252 72.68 27.32
Redcar and Cleveland 41.41 31,859 11,554 73.39 26.61
South Tyneside 39.13 31,991 12,533 71.85 28.15
Stockton-on-Tees 38.71 40,763 13,877 74.60 25.40
Sunderland 37.64 59,392 21,476 73.44 26.56

North West England[edit]

Results in North West England
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Region Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
North West England 39.10 1,416,201 613,249 69.78 30.22

The North West England region was broken down into 39 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Allerdale 45.25 24,533 8,354 74.60 25.40
Barrow-in-Furness 36.00 14,383 4,561 75.92 24.08
Blackburn with Darwen 43.26 29,787 11,393 72.33 27.67
Blackpool 36.88 30,343 10,544 74.21 25.79
Bolton 38.09 53,037 20,825 71.81 28.19
Burnley 38.84 18,822 7,037 72.79 27.21
Bury 40.28 41,878 15,625 72.83 27.17
Carlisle 39.72 22,611 10,202 68.91 31.09
Cheshire East 43.04 88,669 33,241 72.73 27.27
Cheshire West and Chester 43.11 78,450 30,322 72.12 27.88
Chorley 42.39 25,119 8,598 74.50 25.50
Copeland 41.07 16,907 5,628 75.03 24.97
Eden 45.07 13,302 5,342 71.35 28.65
Fylde 44.62 20,727 6,413 76.37 23.63
Halton 34.18 22,432 8,763 71.91 28.09
Hyndburn 40.35 17,891 6,167 74.37 25.63
Knowsley 33.05 24,859 11,343 68.67 31.33
Lancaster 39.09 28,555 13,504 67.89 32.11
Liverpool 35.92 71,739 41,035 63.61 36.39
Manchester 32.04 60,495 48,442 55.53 44.47
Oldham 38.60 42,623 17,076 71.40 28.60
Pendle 43.69 21,565 7,077 75.29 24.71
Preston 38.44 25,218 11,413 68.84 31.16
Ribble Valley 44.93 15,138 4,982 75.24 24.76
Rochdale 36.30 40,146 16,390 71.01 28.99
Rossendale 38.17 14,480 5,361 72.98 27.02
Salford 33.15 37,373 16,601 69.24 30.76
Sefton 39.22 57,289 23,925 70.54 29.46
South Lakeland 50.28 27,781 13,412 67.44 32.56
South Ribble 40.16 25,582 8,845 74.31 25.69
St Helens 37.96 36,753 14,682 71.46 28.54
Stockport 41.64 59,937 29,930 66.70 33.30
Tameside 36.00 43,187 16,516 72.34 27.66
Trafford 42.73 48,602 22,687 68.18 31.82
Warrington 39.39 40,442 19,134 67.88 32.12
West Lancashire 39.83 24,804 9,288 72.76 27.24
Wigan 33.55 48,793 31,201 61.00 39.00
Wirral 43.16 73,120 28,627 71.86 28.14
Wyre 44.26 28,829 8,763 76.69 23.31

South East England[edit]

Results in South East England
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Region Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
South East England 44.31 1,951,793 823,793 70.32 29.68

The South East England region was broken down into 67 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Adur 39.84 13,412 5,357 71.46 28.54
Arun 44.70 37,536 11,729 76.19 23.81
Ashford 45.02 28,132 10,349 73.11 26.89
Aylesbury Vale 45.74 41,096 17,777 69.80 30.20
Basingstoke and Deane 43.60 38,681 14,837 72.28 27.72
Bracknell Forest 41.20 24,001 9,677 71.27 28.73
Brighton and Hove 45.18 44.198 43,948 50.14 49.86
Canterbury 44.43 30,759 15,398 66.64 33.36
Cherwell 43.53 30,925 12,944 70.49 29.51
Chichester 46.44 30,549 10,856 73.78 26.22
Chiltern 51.67 27,331 8,933 75.37 24.63
Crawley 39.41 20,275 7,993 71.72 28.28
Dartford 41.43 21,397 7,256 74.68 25.32
Dover 45.23 27,386 9,897 73.45 26.55
Eastbourne 44.63 21,920 9,565 69.62 30.38
East Hampshire 48.30 31,550 11,259 73.70 26.30
Eastleigh 44.05 28,644 12,796 69.12 30.88
Elmbridge 43.92 30,930 11,200 73.42 26.58
Epsom and Ewell 46.11 17,741 7,240 71.02 28.98
Fareham 45.36 29,874 9,825 75.25 24.75
Gosport 37.71 17,546 5,321 76.73 23.27
Gravesham 43.59 22,023 8,266 72.71 27.29
Guildford 48.37 33,351 14,982 69.00 31.00
Hart 46.56 21,873 9,817 69.02 30.98
Hastings 36.78 15,277 7,349 67.52 32.48
Havant 38.91 27,614 8,241 77.02 22.98
Horsham 47.94 33,878 15,039 69.26 30.74
Isle of Wight 40.07 32,841 11,311 74.38 25.62
Lewes 49.18 23,738 12,531 65.45 34.55
Maidstone 42.39 35,133 12,214 74.19 25.81
Medway 39.76 54,540 18,817 74.35 25.65
Mid Sussex 47.88 33,704 15,659 68.28 31.72
Milton Keynes 41.23 46,646 21,773 68.18 31.82
Mole Valley 53.02 24,748 9,541 72.17 27.83
New Forest 44.78 47,732 16,135 74.74 25.26
Oxford 37.90 18,395 21,693 45.89 54.11
Portsmouth 35.96 34,490 16,577 67.54 34.46
Reading 41.20 27,571 17,605 61.03 38.97
Reigate and Banstead 43.25 30,827 11,891 72.16 27.84
Rother 48.24 25,167 8,718 74.27 25.73
Runnymede 39.88 16,901 6,297 72.86 27.14
Rushmoor 38.98 17,596 7,417 70.35 29.65
Sevenoaks 46.32 29,850 9,849 75.19 24.81
Shepway 42.03 24,342 8,920 73.18 26.82
Slough 37.61 19,397 11,956 61.87 38.13
South Bucks 42.86 16,503 5,001 76.74 23.26
South Oxfordshire 48.61 33,565 14,776 69.43 30.57
Southampton 38.06 39,257 23,062 62.99 37.01
Spelthorne 42.07 21,873 7,687 74.00 26.00
Surrey Heath 45.91 21,725 7,116 75.33 24.67
Swale 40.72 28,948 9,634 75.03 24.97
Tandridge 47.63 20,572 8,286 71.29 28.71
Test Valley 48.10 29,296 13,862 67.88 32.12
Thanet 42.17 28,613 10,168 73.78 26.22
Tonbridge and Malling 45.07 29,700 9,880 75.04 24.96
Tunbridge Wells 46.01 25,469 10,892 70.04 29.96
Vale of White Horse 49.16 30,507 14,737 67.43 32.57
Waverley 51.76 33,723 12,718 72.61 27.39
Wealden 47.97 40,667 14,275 74.02 25.98
West Berkshire 48.69 39,235 15,637 71.50 28.50
West Oxfordshire 48.25 26,739 10,766 71.29 28.71
Winchester 54.04 32,857 15,005 68.65 31.35
Windsor and Maidenhead 48.52 35,835 12,767 73.73 26.27
Woking 49.10 23,391 10,424 69.17 30.83
Wokingham 47.32 39,232 15,968 71.07 28.93
Worthing 39.82 21,653 9,476 69.56 30.44
Wycombe 46.23 38,872 16,965 69.62 30.38

South West England[edit]

Results in South West England
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Region Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
South West England 44.61 1,225,305 564,541 68.46 31.54

The South West England region was broken down into 37 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Bath and North East Somerset 48.94 40,471 25,042 61.78 38.22
Bournemouth 36.19 33,468 14,030 70.46 29.54
Bristol 41.68 69,878 56,433 55.32 44.68
Cheltenham 41.38 22,695 12,972 63.63 36.37
Christchurch 49.66 14,729 4,492 76.63 23.37
Cornwall 40.20 117,770 51,184 69.71 30.29
Cotswold 41.38 22,695 12,972 63.63 36.37
East Devon 50.07 36,605 14,778 71.24 28.76
East Dorset 49.33 26,688 8,020 76.89 23.11
Exeter 43.64 22,605 14,432 61.03 38.97
Forest of Dean 45.72 20,758 8,727 70.40 29.60
Gloucester 39.69 24,730 9,964 71.28 28.72
Isles of Scilly 47.96 542 288 65.30 34.70
Mendip 49.87 27,162 14,419 65.32 34.68
Mid Devon 47.59 19,349 8,737 68.89 31.11
North Dorset 49.29 18,371 7,342 71.45 28.55
North Devon 49.29 18,371 7,342 71.45 28.55
North Somerset 46.07 49,101 22,473 68.60 31.40
Plymouth 38.88 49,743 20,251 71.07 28.93
Poole 42.77 34,655 13,367 72.16 27.84
Purbeck 48.96 12,741 4,979 71.90 28.10
Sedgemoor 41.89 25,549 11,221 69.48 30.52
South Gloucestershire 46.17 64,993 27,179 71.51 29.49
South Hams 51.23 23,241 11,343 67.20 32.80
South Somerset 48.69 42,239 18,489 69.55 30.45
Stroud 48.99 28,376 15,154 65.19 34.81
Swindon 39.20 41,286 17,803 69.87 30.13
Taunton Deane 46.92 26,339 12,380 68.03 31.97
Teignbridge 47.83 33,016 14,994 68.77 31.23
Tewkesbury 45.75 21,291 8,052 72.56 27.44
Torbay 41.52 30,428 12,156 71.45 28.55
Torridge 45.81 16,363 7,030 69.95 30.05
West Dorset 53.28 28,391 13,688 67.47 32.53
West Devon 51.03 14,805 6,713 68.80 31.20
West Somerset 50.71 10,503 3,671 74.10 25.90
Wiltshire 43.30 14,961 7,048 67.98 32.02
Weymouth and Portland 43.30 14,961 7,048 67.98 32.02

West Midlands[edit]

Results in the West Midlands
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Region Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
West Midlands 39.82 1,157,772 461,847 71.48 28.52

The West Midlands region was broken down into 30 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Birmingham 36.58 170,749 94,835 64.29 35.71
Bromsgrove 44.73 24,118 8,432 74.10 25.90
Cannock Chase 33.06 19,151 5,621 77.31 22.69
Coventry 37.77 56,037 27,629 66.98 33.02
Dudley 38.38 70,064 21,681 76.37 23.63
East Staffordshire 43.83 27,155 9,129 74.84 25.16
Herefordshire 46.24 44,448 18,665 70.43 29.57
Lichfield 42.70 25,572 7,938 76.31 23.69
Malvern Hills 47.76 19,617 8,368 70.10 29.90
Newcastle-under-Lyme 36.18 25,644 9,473 73.02 26.98
North Warwickshire 43.82 16,509 4,918 77.05 22.95
Nuneaton and Bedworth 36.14 24,021 9,809 71.01 28.99
Redditch 37.80 17,547 6,385 73.32 26.68
Rugby 45.02 23,574 8,733 72.97 27.03
Sandwell 35.13 54,355 21,738 71.43 28.57
Shropshire 42.15 68,732 27,221 71.63 28.37
Solihull 41.25 50,298 1,577 76.12 23.88
South Staffordshire 41.27 27,769 7,349 79.07 20.93
Stafford 46.23 32,937 11,711 73.77 26.23
Staffordshire Moorlands 41.81 24,504 7,749 75.97 24.03
Stoke-on-Trent 31.18 41,277 15,814 72.30 27.70
Stratford-on-Avon 50.06 34,766 11,982 74.37 25.63
Tamworth 36.97 16,449 4,829 77.31 22.69
Telford and Wrekin 43.05 36,213 14,097 71.98 28.02
Walsall 37.87 52,641 18,437 74.06 25.94
Warwick 50.31 32,210 16,371 66.30 33.70
Wolverhampton 38.29 46,507 18,352 71.70 28.30
Worcester 40.73 20,083 9,525 67.83 32.17
Wychavon 48.15 31,916 11,168 74.08 25.92
Wyre Forest 36.88 22,909 8,110 73.85 26.15

Yorkshire and the Humber[edit]

Results in Yorkshire and the Humber
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Region Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Yorkshire and the Humber 39.9 1,042,178 474,532 68.71 31.29

The Yorkshire and the Humber region was broken down into 21 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Barnsley 35.81 46,335 15,868 74.49 25.51
Bradford 40.50 87,838 42,858 67.21 32.79
Calderdale 41.12 41,175 18,494 69.01 30.99
Craven 46.84 14,527 6,091 70.46 29.54
Doncaster 36.80 58,726 21,179 73.49 26.51
East Riding of Yorkshire 42.18 82,929 29,358 73.85 26.15
Hambleton 46.10 20,991 11,281 65.04 34.96
Harrogate 46.55 37,998 16,179 70.14 29.86
Kingston upon Hull 31.91 39,554 17,475 69.36 30.64
Kirklees 42.46 85,395 42,270 66.89 33.11
Leeds 39.06 136,632 71,506 65.64 34.36
North East Lincolnshire 34.23 29,484 9,549 75.54 24.46
North Lincolnshire 39.57 36,031 12,542 74.18 25.82
Richmondshire 46.94 12,002 4,088 74.59 25.41
Rotherham 38.88 51,996 21,613 70.64 29.36
Ryedale 45.58 13,987 5,042 73.50 26.50
Scarborough 39.86 23,440 10,148 69.79 30.21
Selby 44.15 20,907 7,094 74.67 25.33
Sheffield 41.64 98,563 61,141 61.72 38.28
Wakefield 35.50 62,531 25,766 70.81 29.19
York 44.28 41,137 24,980 62.22 37.78

Northern Ireland[edit]

Northern Ireland was a single counting area, as well as being a regional count for the UK-wide referendum. It was the last region of the United Kingdom to declare its result after major delays due to slow pace of counting and declaring results for the 2011 Northern Ireland Assembly Elections meant that the start of the local count for the referendum could not begin until the evening on Friday 6 May 2011, several hours after counting had started in the rest of the country and the result was not finally known until 1am on Saturday 7 May 2011.[1]

Results in Northern Ireland
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Constituent country (Counting Area) Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Northern Ireland 55.79 372,706 289,088 56.32 43.68

Scotland[edit]

The constituencies of the Scottish Parliament were used as the local counting areas for the UK-wide referendum throughout Scotland.[1]

Results in Scotland
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Constituent country Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Scotland 50.74 1,249,375 713,813 63.64 36.36

Scotland was broken down into 73 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Aberdeen Central 45.35 13,838 10,385 57.13 42.87
Aberdeen Donside 47.71 17,265 9,048 65.61 34.39
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine 52.37 17,945 9,818 64.64 35.36
Aberdeenshire East 52.68 19,538 10,359 65.35 34.65
Aberdeenshire West 53.37 18,119 10,131 64.14 35.86
Airdrie and Shotts 46.35 15,767 7,845 66.78 33.22
Almond Valley 51.44 18,871 11,458 62.22 37.78
Angus North and Mearns 47.79 16,739 7,877 68.00 32.00
Angus South 50.01 18,834 8,404 69.15 30.85
Argyll and Bute 53.73 16,580 9,526 63.51 36.49
Ayr 54.32 22,821 10,202 69.11 30.89
Banffshire and Buchan Coast 46.55 17,451 7,153 70.93 29.07
Caithness, Sutherland and Ross 52.15 17,848 10,364 63.26 36.74
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 48.13 20,100 8,384 70.57 29.43
Clackmannanshire and Dunblane 55.57 17,077 9,993 63.08 36.92
Clydebank and Milngavie 53.72 17,409 10,730 61.87 38.13
Clydesdale 52.50 19,605 10,109 65.98 34.02
Coatbridge and Chryston 45.31 14,905 8,122 64.73 35.27
Cowdenbeath 47.03 16,831 8,360 66.81 33.19
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth 52.14 16,024 8,857 64.40 35.60
Cunninghame North 52.31 19,299 9,935 66.02 33.98
Cunninghame South 43.03 14,679 7,173 67.17 32.83
Dumbarton 53.49 18,624 9,685 65.79 34.21
Dumfriesshire 53.46 22,472 9,236 70.87 29.13
Dunfermline 52.59 18,869 10,069 65.20 34.80
Dundee City East 48.34 16,557 9,048 64.66 35.34
Dundee City West 46.19 15,097 8,930 62.83 37.17
East Kilbride 51.16 19,103 10,568 64.38 35.62
East Lothian 56.98 20,619 11,237 64.73 35.27
Eastwood 63.02 20,768 10,914 65.55 34.45
Edinburgh Central 55.76 13,717 14,486 48.64 51.36
Edinburgh Eastern 55.54 17,953 12,110 59.72 40.28
Edinburgh North and Leith 54.06 15,034 14,995 50.06 49.94
Edinburgh Pentlands 58.11 19,090 10,614 64.27 35.73
Edinburgh Southern 62.57 16,569 16,549 50.03 49.97
Edinburgh Western 59.90 20,689 12,421 62.49 37.51
Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire 53.61 19,796 8,755 69.34 30.66
Falkirk East 49.88 19,037 8,871 68.21 31.79
Falkirk West 50.71 18,615 9,397 66.45 33.55
Galloway and West Dumfries 52.96 20,724 9,051 69.60 30.40
Glasgow Anniesland 43.43 13,891 9,819 58.59 41.41
Glasgow Cathcart 44.95 14,803 11,184 56.96 43.04
Glasgow Kelvin 40.49 9,875 14,083 41.22 58.78
Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn 36.47 10,624 9,636 52.44 47.56
Glasgow Pollok 39.43 14,437 8,257 63.62 36.38
Glasgow Provan 34.95 11,365 7,616 59.88 40.12
Glasgow Shettleston 38.20 13,412 7,518 64.08 35.92
Glasgow Southside 43.29 11,114 10,972 50.32 49.68
Greenock and Inverclyde 49.57 18,403 9,521 65.90 34.10
Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse 45.15 14,963 10,181 59.51 40.49
Inverness and Nairn 53.21 20,415 11,653 63.66 36.34
Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley 50.19 21,785 9,825 68.92 31.08
Kirkcaldy 46.26 18,620 8,754 68.02 31.98
Linlithgow 52.97 22,324 11,450 66.10 33.90
Mid Fife and Glenrothes 48.82 17,830 8,014 68.99 31.01
Midlothian North and Musselburgh 51.42 19,203 10,220 65.27 34.73
Midlothian South, Tweedale and Lauderdale 55.68 19,070 12,440 60.52 39.48
Moray 51.14 18,212 9,991 64.57 35.43
Motherwell and Wishaw 45.51 16,028 8,154 66.28 33.72
Na h-Eileanan an Iar 59.76 8,735 4,117 67.97 32.03
North East Fife 51.08 17,441 11,670 59.91 40.09
Orkney 49.27 4,829 3,187 60.24 39.76
Paisley 49.83 16,505 8,788 65.26 34.74
Perthshire North 56.58 20,173 9,383 68.25 31.75
Perthshire South and Kinross-shire 54.12 20,071 10,835 64.94 35.06
Renfrewshire North and West 55.91 18,200 9,070 66.74 33.26
Renfrewshire South 53.48 17,808 8,880 66.73 33.27
Rutherglen 46.76 17,407 9,495 64.71 35.29
Shetland 53.70 5,079 4,121 55.21 44.79
Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch 56.57 18,937 12,490 60.26 39.74
Stirling 58.55 18,683 11,270 62.37 37.63
Strathkelvin and Bearsden 57.06 21,775 11,761 64.93 35.07
Uddingston and Bellshill 44.85 16,480 8,289 66.53 33.47

Wales[edit]

The constituencies of the National Assembly for Wales were used as the local counting areas for the UK-wide referendum throughout Wales.[1]

Results in Wales
Colours:
  Yes
  50%-65% No
  >65% No
Constituent country Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Wales 41.74 616,307 325,349 65.45 34.55

Wales was broken down into 40 local counting areas.

Counting Area Turnout % No votes Yes votes No % Yes %
Aberavon 36.96 11,951 6,626 64.33 35.67
Aberconwy[7] 45.43 13,888 6,248 68.97 31.03
Alyn and Deeside 37.20 15,811 6,893 69.64 30.36
Arfon 43.20 9,889 7,674 56.31 43.69
Blaenau Gwent[8] 37.77 13,364 6,521 67.21 32.79
Brecon and Radnorshire 52.83 17,806 10,348 63.25 36.75
Bridgend 40.91 16,066 7,732 67.51 32.49
Caerphilly[9] 41.10 16,519 8,768 65.33 34.67
Cardiff Central 37.67 12,656 10,641 54.32 45.68
Cardiff North 51.55 22,128 11,952 64.93 35.07
Cardiff South and Penarth 37.23 16,597 10,562 61.11 38.89
Cardiff West 43.49 16,074 11,278 58.77 41.23
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 51.57 18,243 9,447 65.88 34.12
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 48.03 19,197 8,632 68.98 31.02
Ceredigion 51.71 17,253 11,500 60.00 40.00
Clwyd South 37.26 13,329 6,606 66.86 33.14
Clwyd West[10] 43.40 17,371 7,524 69.78 30.22
Cynon Valley 35.76 11,661 6,820 63.10 36.90
Delyn 43.50 16,043 7,138 69.21 30.79
Dwyfor Meirionnydd 46.81 13,268 7,425 64.12 35.88
Gower 43.38 17,394 9,251 65.28 34.72
Islwyn 37.80 14,068 6,618 68.01 31.99
Llanelli 44.26 17,033 8,643 66.34 33.66
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 35.11 12,208 6,876 63.97 36.03
Monmouth 46.60 20,855 9,225 69.33 30.67
Montgomeryshire 47.40 14,750 8,154 64.40 35.60
Neath 41.57 15,401 8,303 64.97 35.03
Newport East 35.67 13,112 6,277 67.63 32.37
Newport West 36.86 15,643 7,293 68.20 31.80
Ogmore 36.58 13,192 6,923 65.58 34.42
Pontypridd 38.87 14,691 8,417 63.58 36.42
Preseli Pembrokeshire 47.14 18,392 8,651 68.01 31.99
Rhondda 37.63 12,356 7,194 63.54 36.46
Swansea East 31.37 12,146 6,578 64.87 35.13
Swansea West 35.34 13,308 8,355 61.43 38.57
Torfaen 36.44 14,724 7,398 66.56 33.44
Vale of Clwyd 40.87 15,767 7,080 69.01 30.99
Vale of Glamorgan 46.91 22,862 10,287 68.97 31.03
Wrexham 36.09 12,603 5,957 67.90 32.10
Ynys Môn 48.72 16,448 7,534 68.58 31.42

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 Part 1; Section 7(2) — note: the legislation refers to them as the "voting areas".
  2. ^ "Count timing decision UK Parliamentary Voting System Referendum". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Referendum results". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Live:Vote 2011". BBC News Online. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Voting area total: Barking & Dagenham (London)". The Electoral Commission. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Voting area total: Bexley (London)". The Electoral Commission. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Voting area total: Aberconwy (Wales)". The Electoral Commission. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Voting area total: Blaenau Gwent (Wales)". The Electoral Commission. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Voting area total: Caerphilly (Wales)". The Electoral Commission. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Voting area total: Clwyd West (Wales)". The Electoral Commission. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 

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