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I note with interest and amusement that the 4 areas outside London that voted yes to AV were Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh (Central) and Glasgow (Kelvin). (The 6 London areas were Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth and Southwark, but I don't know enough about London to venture any suggestion about what might link them. Brighton and Hove came within a whisker of it as well, with 49.9% voting yes. There are 440 areas.)

Date: 2011-05-07 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unwholesome-fen.livejournal.com
I would have expected more support for AV in urban Labour areas, which seems to have happened in London, so it's more a question of why not in other cities?

Date: 2011-05-07 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] razornet.livejournal.com
Hackney, Harringay, Islington and Camden at stretch have big liberal streaks running through them. There's a lot of students living in those areas too. Glad to think my own vote achieved something at least.

Date: 2011-05-08 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aiwendel.livejournal.com
The news on the tele said boldly 'the only places that have voted YES are places like Cambridge, Islington and Glasgow, and let's face it they are the sort of places that would vote in favour of legalizing cannabis!'

which was a little judgemental! I thought they might go on to say they were intelligent or something; but liberal is probably the thing.

I wonder if people don't like change, or simply read the (erroneous) no campaign stuff and decided it was a waste of time and money if they don't see the current system as broken.

Rather sad really.

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