Lord Beith

Deputy Chairman of Committees

Liberal Democrat Peer

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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Lord Beith generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU

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Major votes

  • On 17 Oct 2014: Lord Beith was absent for a vote on European Union (Referendum) Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Jul 2013: Lord Beith was absent for a vote on European Union (Referendum) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2011: Lord Beith voted against a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2011: Lord Beith voted against a proposal that if a proposed transfer of powers from the UK to the EU was rejected in a referendum a subsequent, binding, referendum ought be held on the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 22 Nov 2013: Lord Beith 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 15 May 2013: Lord Beith 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 Mar 2008: Lord Beith was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Referendum — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Lord Beith was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Referendum (No. 2) — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Lord Beith voted for a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union (EU) Show vote

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