UK Referendums

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Which referendum was in 1973?
Should Northern Ireland stay in the UK?
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What was the result in 1973?
98% yes
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Why?
Protestant majority guaranteed a yes AND Catholics boycotted the referendum
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What was the turnout in 1973?
58%
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Why wasn't it higher?
Catholics boycotted referendum
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Why was this referendum held?
As a PR excercise
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Which referendum was in 1975?
Should Britain remain part of the European Community?
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What was the result?
67% yes
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What was the turnout?
63%
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Why was this referendum held?
Issue had divided Labour and the public
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Which referendums were in 1979?
Scottish and Welsh devolution
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What was the result in Scotland?
Yes- but not 40% of all eligible voters
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What was the result in Wales?
No
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Why were these held?
Pressure from SNP and Plaid Cymru. Their support was needed by the Labour minority government
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Which referendums were in 1997?
Scottish and Welsh devolution
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What was the turnout in Scotland?
60%
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What was the result in Scotland?
74% yes to a Parliament--- 63% yes to tax raising powers
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What was the turnout in Wales?
51%
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What was the result in Wales?
50.3% yes to an Assembly
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Why were these referendums held?
To keep Labour ahead in those regions AND reduce SNP and Plaid Cymru support
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What year was the London mayor and assembly referendum?
1998
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What was the turnout?
34%
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What was the result?
72% yes
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What year was the Good Friday Agreement referendum held?
1998
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What was the turnout?
81%
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what was the result?
71% yes
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Why was this held?
To provide a mandate and force an end to armed conflict.
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Which referendum was in 2004?
Should the north-east of England have a regional assembly?
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What was the turnout?
48.7%
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What was the result?
78% no
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Which electoral reform referendum was in 2011?
AV
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What was the turnout?
42%
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What was the result?
68% no
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Why was this held?
Part of coalition deal
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Which Welsh referendum was in 2011?
Should the Welsh Assembly have certain law making powers?
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What was the turnout?
35%
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What was the result?
63% yes
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Which referendum was in 2014?
Scottish Independence
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What was the turnout?
84%
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What was the result?
55% no
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Why was this held?
SNPs success gave mandate for their policy to hold this referendum
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Which referendum was in 2016?
EU Referendum
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What was the turnout?
72.2%
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What was the result?
51.9% leave
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Why was this held?
The Conservatives and nation were divided AND to reduce Tory defections and vote going to UKIP
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