Congratulations to the people of Harlow and those across the country who voted so decisively against the Lisbon Treaty this weekend.
In Harlow 12,254 people voted against the Lisbon treaty. That is 88% of votes cast or 34.7% of the total electorate in this Ballot. In 2005 Harlow's Labour MP was elected with the support of only 26% of the total electorate. More people voted against the Lisbon treaty than voted for their sitting MP , as a proportion of those eligible to vote. The same is true in eight out of the 10 constituencies that held a referendum this weekend.