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Scottish independence referendum
The Scottish independence referendum, 2014 is a referendum which decided whether Scotland would be an independent country or would stay a member of the United Kingdom. The voting took place on 18 September 2014.
The result was that Scotland should stay as part of the United Kingdom.
The YES campaign
The NO campaign
Supporters of the NO campaign wanted Scotland to stay a part of the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband all wanted Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has also been campaigning for Scotland to remain part of the UK.
Should Scotland be an independent country?
- No = 55.3% (2,001,926 votes)
- Yes = 44.7% (1,617,989 votes)
- total votes = 3,623,344
- electorate = 4,283,392
Result: Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom.
- "Scotland to hold independence poll in 2014 – Salmond". BBC News (BBC). 10 January 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-16478121. Retrieved 15 April 2014.