Papers of the National Referendum Campaign
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- Held At: Parliamentary Archives: GB-061
- Catalogue Reference: NRC
- Former Archival Reference: Historical Collection No 283
- Date: February - May 1975
- Level: Fonds
- Extent: 2 files
- Creator Name: Marten; Neil (1916-1985) Conservative MP, Chairman of the National Referendum Campaign.
- Administrative or Biographical History: In the General Election of February 1974 , the Labour Party reiterated in its election manifesto its intention to join the European Community and the people's right to decide, either through a general election or consultative referendum. The new Labour Government's intentions were signalled to the European Community at the beginning of April 1974 in a statement to the Council of Ministers in Luxembourg by James Callaghan, the Foreign Secretary. So began the process of renegotiation that was finally completed, following the Government's re-election in October 1974, at the Dublin Summit on 11 March 1975. The Government then felt able to recommend the renegotiated terms of membership to the electorate and in April the referendum was set for Thursday 5th June. The National Referendum Campaign was set up by politicians who were against Britain's membership of the European Community and started a campaign urging voters to refuse membership in the Referendum. It helped co-ordinate and liaise with various organisations opposed to membership, and made representations to the Government and the media on behalf of those organisations affiliated to it.
- Acquisition: Deposited in Parliamentary Archives by Nuffield College on 10 December 1980. Accession number 2032.
- Category: Personal/Political Papers
- Description: This collection contains material relating to the National Referendum Campaign of 1975, including copies of speeches and publicity material.
- Language: English
- System of Arrangement: In chronological order
- Related Material: See also BIE, Papers of the "Britain in Europe" campaign.
- Access Status: Open
- Physical Description: Printed material
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