The UK’s EU referendum 2016 explained

The Commons Library and Lords Library has produced impartial analysis of the UK’s referendum for remaining in or leaving the European Union.

Referendum result

Vote Leave Vote Remain
51.9% 48.1%


By subject



This information was published prior to the Referendum result.

Background to the UK’s EU referendum 2016

  • Eligibility to vote
  • Withdrawal process
  • Overview of policy areas
  • Devolved legislatures
  • Relevant legislation and debates
  • Background to negotiations

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