European Union (EU) Referendum 2016

A referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union was held on Thursday 23 June.

About the referendum

On Thursday 23 June 2016 there was a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union (EU).

A referendum asks you to vote on a question. For this referendum the question was:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Voters were asked to respond either:

  • Remain a member of the European Union, or
  • Leave the European Union

Referendum notices


The final national totals for the EU Referendum have been declared as:

  • Remain – 16,141,241
  • Leave – 17, 410,742

View the full results of the EU Referendum.

Updated: 11 May 2017