Alexander: 'Falkland islanders resisted pressure from Argentina'

The Falkland islanders have resisted overt and unhelpful pressure from the Argentinean government in the run-up to this referendum.

However, they have now had the chance to put their views about their sovereignty firmly on the record.

This referendum was a democratic process, overseen by international observers and has now made clear, once and for all, the view of the islanders.

– Douglas Alexander, Shadow foreign secretary

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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.