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8 February 2012 Last updated at 11:14

UK says 'no' to alternative voteNo votes being counted

A decisive vote to keep the UK's current system for electing MPs deals a further blow to Nick Clegg, after the Lib Dems suffered heavy election losses.


Map of resultsAlternative Vote: regional results

Out of 440 voting areas across the UK, Yes votes made up the majority in only 10 areas.

Clegg: AV result is a bitter blow

Nick Clegg says the public's overwhelming rejection of a change in the UK voting system is a "bitter blow" but vows to "move on".

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Referendum views

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    Matthew Elliott from the No to AV campaign gives an opposing view


  • Katie Ghose, chief executive of the Yes to Fairer Votes campaignYes

    Katie Ghose from Yes to Fairer Votes makes the case for change


  • Baroness Warsi, co-chair of the Conservative PartyBaroness Warsi

    Tory chairman: Why you should reject "crazy" AV system


  • Liberal Democrat President Tim FarronTim Farron

    Lib Dem president urges you to seize chance to change system


  • GMB General Secretary Paul KennyUnion view

    The general secretary of the GMB gives a union perspective


  • William Dartmouth, UKIP MEPUKIP

    The UK Independence Party's William Dartmouth on their stance


  • Charles KennedyCharles Kennedy

    Former Lib Dem leader on why you should vote Yes to AV


  • Labour MP Emily ThornberryEmily Thornberry

    Labour MP on why you should vote No on 5 May


  • Dr Alan Renwick, University of ReadingElection expert

    Dubious claims on both sides - Dr Alan Renwick


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