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Old 13.12.2016, 16:59
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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So? If how your constituency voted is enough to decide a vote then with 60% of constituencies having voted leave, your point isn't much of a point, is it?
Just to expand on this, the EU referendum results were announced by local authority NOT Westminster constituencies! To be totally honest, I wasn't aware of the full magnitude of this until checking some results a few weeks ago, and finding that both my home town and the area where my vote was recorded, are affected by this anomaly.

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There’s a problem with this claim. The results of the referendum were not announced according to Westminster constituencies, but by local authority area. There is no referendum result for Hornsey and Wood Green.There is a referendum result for the London Borough of Haringey, which contains Hornsey and Wood Green — but then Haringey also contains the constituency of Tottenham. The 75% figure therefore represents some unknown admixture of purely notional results for these two separate constituencies.
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MP's have a serious problem here. How do they know how to vote in line with their constituents when the data isn't there?

The constituency where my vote was registered is Windsor whose MP is Adam Afriyie. Afriyie is Conservative and was part of the Leave campaign. The referendum result was declared as Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, thereby including Theresa May's constituency. The result was 53.9% Remain. If those two MPs vote in line with their constituents...well I think we can all see the issue here.
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