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Welsh Referendum

on the Assembly's law-making powers

3rd March 2011

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Question:

Do you want the Assembly now to be able to make laws on all matters in the 20 subject areas it has powers for?
Full question, as on ballot

The National Assembly for Wales: what happens at the moment

The Assembly has powers to make laws on 20 subject areas, such as:

In each subject area, the Assembly can make laws on some matters, but not others. To make laws on any of these other matters, the Assembly must ask the UK Parliament for its agreement. The UK Parliament then decides each time whether or not the Assembly can make these laws.

The Assembly cannot make laws on subject areas such as defence, tax or welfare benefits, whatever the result of this vote.

If most voters vote 'yes'

The Assembly will be able to make laws on all matters in the 20 subject areas it has powers for, without needing the UK Parliament's agreement.

If most voters vote 'no'

What happens at the moment will continue.

Question

Do you want the Assembly now to be able to make laws on all matters in the 20 subject areas it has powers for?

Yes
No

Result:

Yes  517,132  63.49%
No  297,380  36.51%

Total vote: 814,512; Total electorate: 2,289,044; Turnout: 35.58%

Area Results:

CountyYesNoSpoiledValid voteElectorateTurnout §
Anglesey14,011  64.77%  7,620  35.23%  25  21,631  49,407  43.78%
Blaenau Gwent11,869  68.87%  5,366  31.13%  22  17,235  53,196  32.40%
Bridgend25,063  68.11%  11,736  31.89%  36  36,799  103,342  35.61%
Caerphilly28,431  64.35%  15,751  35.65%  50  44,182  128,017  34.51%
Cardiff53,427  61.39%  33,606  38.61%  177  87,033  248,062  35.09%
Carmarthenshire42,979  70.82%  17,712  29.18%  87  60,691  137,012  44.30%
Ceredigion16,505  66.24%  8,412  33.76%  44  24,917  56,647  43.99%
Conwy18,368  59.72%  12,390  40.28%  48  30,758  91,175  33.74%
Denbighshire15,793  61.85%  9,742  38.15%  70  25,535  74,279  34.38%
Flintshire21,119  62.06%  12,913  37.94%  35  34,032  115,691  29.42%
Gwynedd28,200  76.03%  8,891  23.97%  41  37,091  85,540  43.36%
Merthyr Tydfil9,136  68.86%  4,132  31.14%  19  13,268  44,115  30.08%
Monmouthshire12,381  49.36%  12,701  50.64%  26  25,082  70,074  35.79%
Neath Port Talbot29,957  73.00%  11,079  27.00%  48  41,036  108,146  37.95%
Newport15,983  54.76%  13,204  45.24%  28  29,187  104,700  27.88%
Pembrokeshire19,600  54.98%  16,050  45.02%  21  35,650  92,097  38.71%
Powys21,072  51.64%  19,730  48.36%  54  40,802  102,979  39.62%
Rhondda Cynon Taff43,051  70.71%  17,834  29.29%  78  60,885  176,070  34.58%
Swansea38,496  63.21%  22,409  36.79%  61  60,905  185,291  32.87%
Torfaen14,655  62.78%  8,688  37.22%  32  23,343  69,132  33.77%
Vale of Glamorgan19,430  52.54%  17,551  47.46%  27  36,981  92,280  40.07%
Wrexham17,606  64.09%  9,863  35.91%  56  27,469  101,792  26.99%
TOTAL  517,132  63.49%  297,380  36.51%  1,085  814,512  2,289,044  35.58%

§ valid votes as percentage of electorate
Source: Electoral Commission


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