The Brexit Collection: 2016 referendum

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On the 20th February 2016, then Prime Minister David Cameron announced that there would be a referendum in June on the UK’s continued membership of the European Union (EU). The electorate were asked "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union", with 52% of the voting electorate answering "Leave" and 48% "Remain". In the weeks leading up to the referendum, a number of organisations, political parties and individuals produced campaigning leaflets which sought to persuade the electorate to vote either "Leave" or "Remain". These leaflets were collected jointly by the British Library and LSE Library. They form part of a wider set of archives available at LSE Library that document the long and complex relationship between Britain and the European Union.

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Notice to all immigrants: regarding the "vote leave" campaign

Best for our future

Is Britain getting too crowded?

You are paying too much for your weekly shop

Your household could be £933 per year better off if the UK left the European Union

Your household could be £933 per year better off if the UK left the European Union

Are you British or European?

Being in Europe helps us fight climate change and protect our environment

Europe and you: London

What do experts think

your future at risk: vote remain on June 23rd

Your vote can make a difference

What's at stake for you in the EU Referendum

Your future is at stake

From Lord Alan Sugar

The EU has invested £690million in the East Midlands

Referendum Communication "If Britain were to leave Europe our Economics would go into recession. That would inevitably put people's pensions at risk"

Referendum Communication "I believe that we have strength in numbers and that Britain is safer and more secure in Europe than we would be out on our own"

Not sure who to believe on Europe? Find out what the trusted experts say

I'm in

For every £1 we put into the EU, we get almost £10 back

Why being in Europe is essential to Britain's security

Protect workers' rights: vote to remain in Europe

More jobs lower prices

Re. the facts you need to know about Europe and the EU referendum

Being in the EU means healthier and more sustainable food for UK families

Vote remain on June 23rd

Jobs at risk, higher prices, your family worse off by at lease £850 a year if we leave Europe

Vote remain today

100 days to secure our future

Referendum Communication "I would say on balance of probability, it is more likely we'll have less money in our pockets if we vote to leave"

The EU has invested £1.9billion in London

Small businesses want to remain in the EU

Europe and you: South East

Referendum Communication "On balance of probability, it is more likely we'll have less money in our pockets if we vote to leave"

Important information: the EU referendum

Your future is at stake

Want to know more about the EU referendum?

Don't let someone else decide your future

Labour: West Chesterton

In news

In news

5 mistaken assumptions of the EU referendum battle

What would Brexit mean to the 10,500 property owners in Catford?

Dear resident

Vote remain on Thursday 23rd June

In Europe for the city

Britain needs a better deal from the EU

Let's take back control

Vote to leave

Referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union [voting form]

Where are you on 23rd June?

EU basics: your guide to the referendum

Labour MEPs believe Britain is better off in Europe

We want to leave the EU

Join our cross-party campaign today!

Leave EU to revive our fishing industry!

Our independence day!

We want to leave the EU. Do you?

We want to leave the EU

I'm with Tony

I'm with David

I'm with Jenny

I'm with the previous Corbyn

Vote remain

We're fairer, safer and greener in Europe

Yes to Europe

Why greens say yes to Europe

Dear voter

Vote remain 23rd June

Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the European Union is the best decision for the UK

A Christian perspective on the European Union and the referendum

Who governs Britain?

On 23 June you fact a big decision about our future

Jez EU can't: the European Union and the legality of Labour Party policy

It's time to leave the EU and join the world

Labour news

Dear [voter] … / Jeremy Corbyn, MP

The EU means jobs, exports and security for Wales

Daniel Zeicher member of parliament for Cambridge reporting back to you

Time is running out to vote remain

Vote Remain 23 June (8061_16)

Wimbledon news

Vote remain 23 June (8224_16)

Dear [voter] … / Lyn Brown, MP

Britain is better off in Europe

Labour says Britain is better off in Europe. Here's why…

Labour in for Britain

Labour says votes remain

Save our steel

Don't risk it

Member of parliament for Cambridge

6 ways the EU helps the south east

Know the facts

Dear [voter], The most important vote in your life!

It's time to leave!

23rd June Independence Day

It's time to… Leave.EU

Know the facts: there are debates and there are facts

Britain's EU referendum: yes or no?

Vote remain Thursday June 23rd

Do you want to keep prices down for you and your family?

5 good reasons to vote to remain in Europe

Do you want to keep our streets safe for you and your family? Find out how inside…

Dear…

Ad Lib: the magazine from the Liberal Democrats

Join millions of people like Mary: vote remain

Just look at the facts: voting to remain in Europe keeps prices down

Focus on Haringey in the EU

Vote to remain on Thursday 23rd June

Norbiton focus

Three good reasons why remaining in Europe is good for Britain

This Thursday vote remain

Vote remain today

Vote remain

Thursday's referendum is not about bickering politicians…

Voter remain

Without the EU, the UK could lose 3 million jobs

Sut allwch chi helpu I greu a diogely swyddi lleol? Edrychwch tu fewn

Instructions for voting by post

What the EU has done for UK workers

Vote leave

For the future of Wales

Dear friend

Wales in Europe

For family businesses "Britain should leave the European Union"

How the EU keeps people in poverty

How the EU keeps you poor

EU militarisation: a dangerous future

The 2016 EU referendum voting guide

Lexit: The left leave campaign

The choice

Workers say leave

EU: the facts

Who wants to join the euro?

Who governs Britain?

The out post. EU Referendum Special Edition, May 2016

The out post. Winter 2015

The people's army needs you now

Vote to leave

The UK's membership of the European Union makes our outstanding universities even stronger, benefiting everyone

The EU supports researchers to collaborate internationally: working together they can achieve more than they can alone

EU plan to abolish British Army if the UK votes to stay in Europe

The UK and the European Union: the facts

Help protect your local hospital ... invest in the NHS not the EU

Your postal vote should arrive by Friday 3 June

The European Union and your family: the facts

Official information about the referendum on 23 June 2016

Thursday is polling day

The EU and your family: the facts

5 positive reasons to vote leave and take back control: Europe yes, EU no

We send the EU £350 million a week - let's fund our NHS instead

Help protect your local hospital

Farmers will be better off if we vote to leave the EU

There are 35 million potholes in Britain but your money is being spent on bridges like this in Greece

Let's give our NHS the £350 million the EU takes every week

Not sure which way to vote on 23rd June?

Independence day

Not sure which way to vote on 23rd June?

5 positive reasons to vote leave and take back control: NHS - our money, our priorities

Vote leave with your postal vote

Brexit: the movie

Being in Europe is essential to Wales' security

Referendum Communication "If we leave the EU, we'll lose our seat at the top table - and risk our influence in the world"

Staying in Europe: 790,000 more jobs by 2030

Your future is at stake

The EU has invested £2billion in Wales

Being in Europe means more jobs and more opportunities for people in Wales

What experts are saying about the EU referendum

Referendum Communication "If Britain were to leave Europe our Economics would go into recession. That would inevitably put people's pensions at risk"

Vote Remain on June 23rd

More jobs, lower prices

What experts are saying about the EU referendum

Protect workers' rights: vote to remain in Europe

Referendum Communication "I would say on balance of probability, it is more likely we'll have less money in our pockets if we vote to leave"

Cymru'n gryfach yn ewrop

Referendum Communication "If we leave the EU, we'll lose our seat at the top table - and risk our influence in the world"

Better off in Europe

Labour says Britain is better off in Europe. Here's why…

Vote remain 23 June

Ydych chi am gadw ein strydoedd yn saffach ar gyfer chi a'ch teulu? Darllenwch fwy tu fewn…

Dear Madame Lagarde [beer mat]

Confused by the EU referendum?