Users' questions

Did the UK have a referendum to join the euro?

Did the UK have a referendum to join the euro?

Following the election of a majority-Conservatives government in the subsequent election, a referendum on EU membership itself was held, and the result was in favour of leaving the EU. Since the UK has withdrawn from the EU, euro adoption is practically impossible.

Why was the 2011 referendum held?

The United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum, also known as the UK-wide referendum on the Parliamentary voting system was held on Thursday 5 May 2011 (the same date as local elections in many areas) in the United Kingdom (UK) to choose the method of electing MPs at subsequent general elections.

What was the outcome of the 2011 referendum on electoral reform?

The decision by the people who voted was a decisive “No” vote to adopting the alternative vote system in future United Kingdom general elections by a majority of 6,860,516 votes over those who had voted “Yes” in favor of the proposal.

What did electoral reform society do in EU referendum?

The Electoral Reform Society chose to play an active role in the EU referendum by trying to ensure the debate was as high-quality as possible, and learn important lessons in how good deliberation can be stimulated in living rooms, community centres and workplaces across the country.

When did the EU referendum take place in the UK?

The referendum took place on 5 May 2011, coinciding with various United Kingdom local elections, the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, the 2011 Welsh Assembly election and the 2011 Northern Ireland Assembly election.

What did the Labour manifesto say about electoral reform?

In 1997, Labour’s manifesto promised an independent body to investigate – saying there was a strong argument for modernising the electoral system. The party said it was “committed to a referendum on the voting system” before any proposals were put forward.

How did the electoral system change in the UK?

It also means that in parts of the UK, a major party can go unrepresented despite having significant numbers of supporters. The Conservatives, for example, were electorally wiped off the map in Scotland in the 1997 general election. Attempts to change the voting system began in the 1930s.