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UK Membership of EU: Referendums

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 4th December 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of interference by Russian sources with the referendum in the UK on 23 June 2016.

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As the Prime Minister made clear in her Mansion House speech, Russia makes aggressive use of cyber capability to mount sustained campaigns of espionage and disruption.

To date, we have not seen evidence of successful interference in UK elections or referendums. We take any allegations of interference in UK democratic processes by a foreign government extremely seriously.

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