Saturday, 7 May 2011
No2AV vs Yes2AV
Nick Clegg blamed as referendum on voting system backs status quo / Liberal Democrats left reeling after huge losses in local elections. The No2AV campaign was on course for about a 70/30 victory as the results of the referendum were announced. The Yes2AV campaign said the higher than expected turnout of more than 40 per cent was due to people coming out to "kick Clegg". The no campaign had established a lead of 68% to 32%, another wounding blow to Nick Clegg, who’s Liberal Democrats, had secured a referendum as their prize in negotiations with the Conservatives to form a coalition government.