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The result is in for the Christchurch poll on merging with Bournemouth and Poole. It is 84 per cent no, 16 per cent yes, with 25 rejected ballots.
We're back to a 9pm estimate for a result. Councillors are suggesting a big 'No' vote can be anticipated. We shall see.
That is 39k ballot papers sent out and 21k returned. Verification is complete so we should have a result in around an hour.
Update on timings from counting officer David McIntosh. The turnout is 54 per cent.
Verification should be done by 7.30pm, so we should have a result by 9pm at the latest. Which suggests a decent turn out
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