Falklanders vote to stay British

The Falkland Islands have voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to remain a British territory, with 98.8% voting in favour. Just three people of 1,517 votes cast were against it.

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77% of Brits want Falklands future decided by islanders

Falklands born and long-term residents will take part in a referendum on their future on Sunday. Credit: Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

British attitudes remain hardened in favour of protecting the Falklands as voters on the island prepare to hold an historic referendum on their future, a new ComRes poll for ITV News has found.

Some 1,649 islanders will go to the polls from Sunday in the two-day referendum to decide whether they want to remain a British overseas territory.

The Argentinian government has applied increasing pressure for the UK to hold talks on the future of the Islands.

But the ComRes poll found 77% of British adults believe the future of the South Atlantic archipelago should be determined by the islanders themselves.

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