Our role

Our focus is on voters and on putting their interests first.

Our objectives for referendums are that:

  • they should be well-run and produce results that are accepted
  • there should be integrity and transparency of campaign funding and expenditure

EU referendum result

The final national totals for the EU referendum were:

  • Remain – 16,141,241
  • Leave – 17,410,742

Designating lead campaigners

A designated lead campaigner is the lead campaign group for one side of the debate. It acts as the lead campaign group on behalf of those campaigning for that outcome.

On 13 April 2016, we designated The In Campaign Ltd as the lead campaigner for the remain outcome and Vote Leave Ltd as the lead campaigner for the Leave outcome at the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.