East Riding rejects boundary changes

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Residents in the East Riding have voted overwhelmingly against the boundaries of Hull City Council extending into their communities.

The results of a referendum held today by East Riding of Yorkshire Council have now been announced.

Some 51,312 people (96.5 per cent) voted against the boundaries of Hull City Council being extended to include Anlaby, with Anlaby Common, Bilton, Cottingham, Elloughton cum Brough, Hedon, Hessle, Kirk Ella, North Ferriby, Preston, Swanland, Welton and Willerby.

There were just 1,887 votes (3.5 per cent) in favour of the change.

Residents were also asked whether Hull City Council should be allowed to build upon land it owns in the green open spaces separating Hull and the towns and villages. Some 50,981 (96 per cent) voted ‘no’ and 2,167 (four per cent) voted yes.

The total turnout was 75.27 per cent.