Second EU referendum?

27 June 2016

A petition has been launched on the parliamentary website calling for a rule that if the ‘remain’ or ‘leave’ vote is less than 60%, based on a turnout of less than 75%, there should be another referendum.

The petition reads:

"EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum

We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based on a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum."

The EU referendum saw a 72.2% turnout so lower than the suggested 75% threshold.

So far the petition has received over 3.7 million signatures, more than any other petition on the parliamentary website and well beyond the 100,000 signatures required for Parliament to consider it for a debate.

The government also responds to all petitions that receive more than 10,000 signatures.

CIPP comment

The CIPP is neither for nor against a second referendum. We do of course welcome comments on the subject.