Wealden District says ‘NO’ to alternative voting system

RESIDENTS in Wealden District Council have given a resounding ‘NO’ to changing the current political system of voting.

Some 74 per cent (40,667) voted against the alternative voting system proposed in the referendum.

This figure compaed to 26 per cent (14,225) wanting to change the way the voting system works.

Some 165 votes were rejected for legal reasons in the count and the total number of votes was 55,107.