'No' vote prevails in both H&F and K&C in bigger-than-expected AV referendum turn-out

Voters in both Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea resoundingly rejected a possible new voting system in Thursday's referendum.

Turnout among the electorate in Kensington & Chelsea was 34.4% with around 30,000 people in the borough turning out to vote on the possible introduction of the Alternative Vote (AV) system. Of the 30,000 who cast their vote, 9,696 voted for a change, while 20,332 voted to keep the current First Past the Post system.

In Hammersmith and Fulham 41,101 residents turned out to vote (37.8 per cent), with 24,380 (about 60%) voting to keep first-past-the-post and 16,998 (40%) voting for AV.

The turn-out was almost double what some commentators were predicting.