Why are referendums held in the UK?


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Why are referendums held in the UK?
  1. Constitutional changes
    1. Devolution
      1. Electoral system
        1. EU membership
          1. Local mayors
          2. Entrenches a new law or constitutional arrangement
            1. The Belfast Agreement
              1. Being able to show that the peace process had the support of most people in NI helped to end terrorism.
              2. EU membership
              3. Law makers are unable or unwilling to make a decision.
                1. Local road charges were unpopular and no politician wished to take the unpopularity attached to it.
                  1. The AV referendum. The government were split on the issue so decided to ask the public.
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