AV referendum results for West Lindsey

Ballot box
Ballot box

VOTERS from around the district to say ‘no’ in the referendum on the voting system used for elections to the UK Parliament.

Voters were asked on Thursday 5th May to answer the following question: “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?”

Nationally, around 68 per cent of voters were against changing to AV.

The results for West Lindsey are as follows:

Yes: 8,233

No: 22,882

Spoiled papers: 150

Ballot turnout: 31,255

For in-depth election coverage and councillors’ reactions make sure you pick up your copy of The Gainsborough Standard on Thursday 12th May.