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There have been four referendums in the last five years: Welsh devolution (2011); the Westminster electoral system (2011); Scottish independence (2014); and EU membership (2016), which have tested the legislative framework for referendums put in place in 2000.
In November 2016, the Committee joined with the Constitution Unit to draw lessons and consider whether current ideas around the role of referendums in UK politics and current practices for conducting referendums are optimal.
This working paper explores the themes arising from the day’s discussion.
Video highlights of the seminar are available here: