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YES campaign celebrate the AV Referendum go-ahead

The bill introducing a referendum on the alternative vote finally made its way through the Lords last night. Today, at sunrise, the YES! campaign celebrated by making Trafalgar Square purple.
Niki Seth-Smith
17 February 2011

The bill introducing a referendum on the alternative vote finally made its way through the Lords last night, after peers voted by 221 to 153 to abandon the clause that the referendum be deemed only advisory unless there was a turnout of more than 40 per cent. The referendum will now definitely go ahead on 5 May.

Today, at sunrise, the YES! campaign celebrated by making Trafalgar Square purple.

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