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Referendum on the voting system for United Kingdom parliamentary elections

A referendum was held on Thursday 5 May 2011 to decide on the question below:

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?

Coventry results

Electorate: 223,676

Ballot Papers Issued: 84,490

Turnout: 37.77%

Rejected ballot papers: 824 

Vote Number of votes


No 56,037

West Midlands Region results

Further details and a breakdown of all voting areas in the West Midlands is available from The Electoral Commission website

National results

Results from across the UK are available from The Electoral Commission's website

Electoral Services

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