Significant Referendums

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  • Created on: 23-04-19 13:32
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  • Significant Referendums
    • EU 1975
      • EEC membership was approved by 67% to 33%
      • 64% turnout
      • This would further the UK's integration with Europe.
    • Devolution referendums 1997-8
      • Scottish 1997: 75-25% yes, 60% turnout
        • Result influenced by nationalism.
      • Welsh 1997: 50-49% yes, 50% turnout
      • N.Ire Good Friday Agreement 1998: 70-30% yes, 80% turnout
        • Result influenced by divisive conflict
    • Congestion charge referendums
      • Edinburgh 2005: rejected by 70%. 60% turnout.
      • Manchester 2008: rejected by 80%. 50% turnout.
      • Congestion charge was introduced in London in 2003 and inspired these referendums.
    • AV Referendum 2011
      • Rejected by 70%
      • 40% turnout
      • The reputation of the lib dems at the time was unfavourable as they had failed to scrap/reduce tuition fees as promised.
    • Scottish Independence 2014
      • 'No' won 55-45%
      • 85% turnout
      • After being granted devolved powers, the SNP put forth the referendum to further their nationalist aims.
    • EU 2016
      • 'Leave' won 52-48%
      • 72% turnout
      • There was growing pressure for a referendum from Conservative eurosceptics.
      • UKIP's growing support was a threat to the Conservatives

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