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The Cornish seaside town of St. Ives has voted to stop the building of second homes.
A referendum for the 12,000 residents of St Ives was held after a surge in holiday homes in the Cornish town and a shortage of affordable housing.
It's been nicknamed Kensington-on-Sea because of the number of rich holidaymakers who own houses there - but now of St Ives has spoken out on the number of holiday homes in the town.
More than 80% of voters backed the ban.
- Turnout was 42.7%
- Yes votes 3,075 (83.2%)
- No votes 616 (16.7%)
3,075 (83.2) vote yes in St Ives referendum with 616 (16.7) voting no. 42.7 per cent turn out
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