Referendum

A referendum is a direct and universal vote in which an entire electorate is invited to vote on a particular proposal and can have nationwide or local forms. This may result in the adoption of a new policy or specific law. In some countries, it is synonymous with a plebiscite or a vote on a ballot question. Some definitions of 'plebiscite' suggest it is a type of vote to change the constitution or government of a country. The word, 'referendum' is often a catchall, used for both legislative referrals and initiatives. Australia defines 'referendum' as a vote to change the constitution and 'plebiscite' as a vote which does not affect the constitution. whereas in Ireland, 'plebiscite' referred to the vote to adopt its constitution, but a subsequent vote to amend the constitution is called a 'referendum', as is a poll of the electorate on a non-constitutional bill.

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CORBYN PLEDGES TO TAKE A NEUTRAL STANCE ON ANOTHER EU REFERENDUM

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"John McDonnell on future referendum position"

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UK Labour Leader Corbyn: I would stay neutral in a second Brexit referendum

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A guide to the BBC Question Time leaders' special

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Labour manifesto: EU ‘open to’ Corbyn’s Brexit policy, says Ireland’s Leo Varadkar

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What is in the Labour Party manifesto?

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UK Labour makes radical election pitch

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