What is a referendum?
The purpose of a referendum is to establish a public response to one or more questions.
There have been two UK-wide referenda:
- on 5 May 2011 - to decide the UK Parliamentary voting system
- in 1975 - to decide whether or not the UK should remain a member of the European Community.
All eligible voters can take part in a referendum, as long as they are included in the Register of Electors at the time of the referendum.
What was the result of the UK Parliamentary Voting System Referendum?
Results of the UK Parliamentary Voting System Referendum