The noes have it.
Preliminary results of the referendum on child discipline were:
|The number of invalid votes cast was 802.|
A total of 1,622,952 people voted which is a turnout of 54.04%.
That compares with a 26.9% (652,394 voters) turnout in the 1995 referendum on the number of firefighters.
A total of 2,059,948 people voted in the referendum on the number of MPs and 2,056, 404 voted in the referendum on the criminal justice system. Both of these were held in conjunction with the 1999 general election.
The two referenda held in isolation got a much lower turnout than the two held with the general election. The latest one which was by postal ballot got a much higher turnout than the 1995 one which required people to vote at a polling booth.