Owen Smith

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Pontypridd Labour

Referendum on the UK's Membership of the EU

There have been a number of votes in Parliament on if there should be a national referendum on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Union.

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Owen Smith voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU:

  • On 1 Feb 2011: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union Bill — New Clause 11 — Referendum on EU Membership If Referendum Opposes Transfer of Powers Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2011: Owen Smith voted against a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 15 May 2013: Owen Smith voted not to express regret that the Government had not included proposals for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in their legislative programme. Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2013: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Referendum) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 22 Nov 2013: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Referendum) Bill — Clause 1 — Referendum on the UK's Membership of the EU on 23 October 2014 Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2014: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union (Referendum) Bill Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2015: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union Referendum Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2015: Owen Smith voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 7 Sep 2015: Owen Smith was absent for a vote on European Union Referendum Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 29 Feb 2016: Owen Smith voted to set the date of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU as the 23rd of June 2016, and to set other dates relevant to the regulation of the referendum. Show vote

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