Distinctions between elections and referendums

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Elections deal with a wide range of issues but referendums are concerned with a single issue.
The 1973 referendum only decided if Northern Ireland should leave the UK
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Elections elect representatives but referendums do not elect anyone.
The 2011 AV referendum chose if the UK voting system should be changed
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Elections are held at regular intervals but referendums may be held at any time.
Elections are held every 5 years in the UK but there have been 11 referendums in the UK since 1973
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Elections give a complex range of answers but referendums give one simple “yes” or “no” answer.
The 2014 Scottish referendum gave a “no” answer to Scotland leaving the United Kingdom
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Elections concern political parties but referendums usually cut across party differences.
The proposed election for the UK leaving the EU cuts across different ideas from different parties
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Elections elect representatives but referendums do not elect anyone.

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The 2011 AV referendum chose if the UK voting system should be changed

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Elections are held at regular intervals but referendums may be held at any time.

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Elections give a complex range of answers but referendums give one simple “yes” or “no” answer.

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Elections concern political parties but referendums usually cut across party differences.

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