Yes 50.3 on 50% turnout. Held 18th September1997. The date was one week after the Scottish referendum in the hope that the Scottish result would boost the Yes side. An example of domino voting in referendums. As the result was so close, it would be a brave observer who would deny the possibility of the tactic working. The fact there was such a swing from the previous decisive NO vote against the 1979 Assembly proposal, was probably the reason why the result wasn’t challenged.