Saturday, 7 May 2011

It's not nice to gloat, but....

I'm going to.  The detailed results of the AV referendum have not been getting that much traction from what I've seen, so if anyone has missed it, here is a list of the yes voting areas:


  • Edinburgh Central
  • Glasgow Kelvin

England outside London
  • Cambridge
  • Oxford
  • Camden
  • Hackney
  • Haringey
  • Islington
  • Lambeth
  • Southwark

Spotting the pattern yet?  All are dens of the Guardian / Independent-reading metropolitan left.  Brighton, surprise, surprise, was close too.  Note the failure of the AV campaign in areas where people make things - other than specious arguments - such as the West Midlands, the North East and Wales.

I may well come back to this, but time is tight at the moment.

And I've been playing with the figures, and Hackney emerges as the most out of touch - 60.7% for AV.  I was rather hoping it would be Islington, but Stoke Newington will do.  


  1. Can't argue with that! But they'll try, oh, how they'll try...

  2. I can't wait to see the game of Pass the Parcel starting when those who backed the Yes campaign start aportioning blame to each other.

  3. Great quote about AV from BBC producer Richard Leeming on his appropriately titled twitterfeed @dickdotcom

    "If only my twitter stream was representative of the wider electorate..The world would be a better place"

    So chalk up Twitter as another place out of touch with the real world...and colour me shocked to find that out.