People in town vote in Latvian referendum

MORE than 1,000 people living in Boston took part in a Latvian referendum last month.

On February 18 Latvia held a referendum on whether to adopt Russian as an official second language, with the measure soundly defeated.

Outside of Latvia, Boston was the eighth most common place for votes in the referendum, with 1,278 people here taking part in the ballot according to the Central Election Commission in Riga.

In Boston 961 people were against the motion and 317 in favour.

London was the busiest voting district outside of Latvia with 5,086 ballots cast.