AV Referendum: Essex Says ‘No’

Voters in Essex and East Hertfordshire have roundly rejected a proposal to change the way MPs are elected according to results from Thursday’s AV referendum.

Regional turnout figures released by the Electoral Commission show that in the East of England, 43.1% of 1.84 million registered voters voted in the referendum. Within Essex, 40.80% of registered voters took part. Uttlesford had the highest percentage in the county, with 1 in 2 of registered voters participating in the referendum.


Result Yes No Turnout





Barking and Dagenham No 9436 22338 27.80%
Basildon No 10461 34097 35.11%
Braintree No 11501 34788 43.13%
Brentwood No 6177 19381 46.29%
Broxbourne No 4988 19386 36.33%
Castle Point No 5348 21012 41.38%
Chelmsford No 15934 39829 44.42%
Colchester No 17809 34293 42.28%
East Hertfordshire No 12716 33478 43.15%
Epping Forest No 8533 28240 43.15%
Harlow No 5823 16226 37.60%
Havering No 14592 49691 35.92%
Maldon No 4987 15735 43.38%
Redbridge No 20524 42717 32.92%
Rochford No 5542 20931 41.02%
Southend on Sea No 13488 34365 38.33%
Tendring No 13627 33363 43.89%
Thurrock No 9307 28284 34.83%
Uttlesford No 7624 21595 49.35%

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