Council tenants in Flintshire have voted overwhelmingly against a move which would have transferred their homes out of local authority control. In a ballot over whether to transfer homes to a registered social landlord, 88% of tenants voted no to a transfer from the council, with 12% of tenants voting yes. The council say the turnout was the highest turnout in a housing ballot in Wales with 71% of tenants using their vote. There will be a recommendation to accept the outcome of the ballot at a meeting on 27 March.
There are 7,500 council-owned properties in Flintshire. A campaign group, Flintshire Against Stock Transfer, urged tenants to vote ‘no’ during the month long postal ballot.