EU Referendum June 23 2016

As per the European Union Referendum Act 2015, voters in the United Kingdom have an opportunity to vote in a referendum on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide whether the UK should remain as members of the European Union.

The UK first joined the Common Market, or European Economic Community (EEC), in 1973.

There was a referendum in 1975 on whether to continue our membership of the Common Market, when the result was a resounding Yes to remain.

Since then the EEC has changed to the European Union (EU), becoming bigger and more powerful resulting in calls for another vote by the public to determine whether to remain as members or not.

The question on the ballot paper will be

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

The choice for voters will be

Remain a member of the European Union

or

Leave the European Union.

Hopefully, you can find useful information in this blog to help you make your choice in how to vote.

References:

A copy of the European Union Referendum Act 2015 can be found at

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/36/pdfs/ukpga_20150036_en.pdf