Why Are Referendums Held?

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  • Created on: 02-04-18 11:42
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  • Why Are Referendums Held?
    • When a Party/Nation is divided
      • 1975 EC- Labour
      • 2016 EU- Tories and Nation
    • Success of a party/campaign/movement gives a mandate for a referendum
      • 2014- Scottish Independence- SNP
    • Support of a party is needed and they demand a referendum
      • 2011- AV- LibDems
      • 1979- Scottish Devolution- SNP
      • 1979- Welsh Devolution- Plaid Cymru
    • The government wants to provide a mandate
      • 1998- Good Friday Agreement
    • PR Excercise
      • 1973- Northern Ireland remains in UK
    • There is a political threat
      • 1997- Scottish and Welsh devolution- to keep Labour dominant in those regions
    • When they think they will win
      • No referendum on Maastricht Treaty
    • On major constitutional issues
      • All referendums

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