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BrExit

So, biggest turnout at a UK referendum with 72.2%, we have only had 3 though.

It was so close, 27.8% didn’t vote and thus 34.7% of the UK population wanted to remain and 37.5% wanted to leave. The pie chart really emphases this.

brexit pie

As for comparing the 2 referendums, the vote to join the EEC in 1975 saw 17.3 million vote join with only 8.4 million against.
With the BrExit a similar number (in the scheme of things) wanted to remain with 16.1 but with a whopping 17.4 wishing to leave.

Interestingly the turnout for the referendum to join the European Communities in 1975 and the BrExit referendum both had a higher turnout than any European Union Parliamentary election. The highest turnout for the EUP elections was in 1994 with 49.4%.

Let’s see what happens over the next 5 years!

Ed Miliband’s face and Wikipedia

“David Cameron’s Wikipedia page has been hacked as the nation goes to the polls on election day.” — Belfast Telegraph

Well, no, not exactly.

Edits to the UK MP Links and United Kingdom elections templates to name but a few caused a large version of Ed Miliband’s face to appear on over 660 pages relating to the 2015 UK election saying “VOTE LABOUR” today. A full list of the pages affected can be found here and here.

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