• David Butler
  • Uwe Kitzinger


Thursday, June 5, 1975 saw the first nationwide referendum in British history. The electorate were asked, ‘Do you think that the United Kingdom should stay in the European Community (the Common Market)?’ Seventeen million voted Yes and eight million voted No.


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© David Butler and Uwe Kitzinger 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Butler
    • 1
  • Uwe Kitzinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuffield CollegeOxfordUK

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