No matter which side you voted for on the EU Referendum, there was one winner – democracy. Over 33 million (72.2%) eligible voters took part in this Referendum. Some may not like the result, but a quote attributed to Churchill sums the democratic process up well – Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all others.
So what was the turnout like in Porthleven and Helston?
Porthleven – 76.1% with 1577 people voting at the Public Hall
Two Polling Stations cover Helston West with 71% with 956 people voting at Culdrose Community Centre and 68% with 467 people voting at the Old Cattle Market
Two Polling Stations cover Helston North – 72% with 609 people voting at the Light and Life Chapel and 75% with 1514 people voting.
Two Polling Stations cover Helston South – 60% with 583 people voting at the Wesley Chapel and 66% with 675 people voting at the Wesley Chapel.
I am unable to give you the details of how people voted at this level, but I can for the whole of Cornwall – see below.
|Good Paper Totals|
|South East Cornwall||22,972||32,067||56||55,095|
|Camborne & Redruth||23,704||30,827||48||54,579|
|Truro & Falmouth||28,470||25,393||35||53,898|
With the local turnout and the result for the whole of Cornwall, these do not count the number of postal votes as although the polling station ballot boxes were verified by constituency, the postal votes, which came from all areas of Cornwall, were distributed evenly across all six parliamentary constituencies. So this means that the Council cannot say exactly how individual constituencies voted.