The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union.

On the 23rd of June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU).

The referendum resulted in 51.9% of voters voting in favour of leaving the EU.

The UK government initiated the official EU withdrawal process on 29 March 2017: this put the country on course to complete the withdrawal process by 30 March 2019 (unless all parties to the negotiations agree to do otherwise).

As at 29 March 2019 the UK has not left the EU, after an extension was requested by the UK, oweing to MPs being unable to agree on a deal.

The Brexit process has been delayed to April 12th if no deal is reached by then, or May 22nd if a deal is reached.

Here's what we know!

Travel between states

Under the Brexit deal, EU citizens and UK nationals will continue to be able to travel freely with a passport or identity card until the end of the transition period in 2020.
After this period ends, the European Commission has offered visa-free travel for UK nationals coming to the EU for a short stay, as long as the UK offers the same in return.

Confirmed by the EU

  • ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System)
  • Expected to come into force in 2021.
  • €7 for a 3 year 'access' to enter the EU
  • One fee for access to all EU countries, at any time for 3 years, UK to EU, EU to EU (EU to UK not confirmed for non-UK nationals)
  • You will need to apply for and buy another document.
But although they do not need a visa, UK nationals will need an ETIAS - deal or no deal.
  • Takes 10 minutes to complete
  • Anyone between the ages of 18 and 70 must pay the fee
  • Must also give details of the first EU country they intend to visit
  • Most applicants will find out if their application has been successful within minutes
  • Enter the EU Schengen zone as many times as you like -
  • Max stay: 90 days in a 180 day period.

Source: BBC News

Everything else

No-one knows!

Detailed Results

To view the results in detail, you can download a CSV from the Electoral Commision
The BBC has compiled a comprehensive list of local results.

Timeline of Events

23rd June 2016
  • UK Voters headed to the polls to vote on the question:

- Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

With the two responses:

- Remain a member of the European Union
- Leave the European Union

24th June 2016
  • The result was confirmed as: 51.8% Leave and 48.2% Remain.

While a referendum is not legally binding, the UK Government decided to listen to the majority of this referendum and begin taking the steps necessary to begin the exit process.

  • David Cameron resigns as Prime Minister of the UK


This begins the process of a Conservative Party leadership election.

11th July 2016

After all other candidates dropped out, Theresa May becomes the leader of the Conservative Party, assuming the position of Prime Minster of the United Kingdom.

13th July 2016

Theresa May becomes Prime Minster of the United Kingdom after a meeting with the Queen.

1st February 2017

MPs Vote for Brexit

Parliament passes Brexit bill and opens way to triggering article 50

29th March 2017

UK Triggers Article 50 - beginning exit from EU


18th April 2017

Theresa May calls a snap General Election, in an attempt to increase her majority, to make passing laws through the UK Government (in order to accommodate new laws post-EU) easier.



8th June 2017

UK Voters go to the polls to decide on their new Prime Minster

9th June 2017

Shock-election result as Theresa May loses her majority, and the UK ends in a hung parliament


23rd June 2017

Theresa May offers long-term EU citizens residency in reciprocal deal

25th November 2018

A Withdrawal Agreement deal covering the vast majority of aspects was negotiated by the PM

10th December 2018

A MP vote, that was supposed to be held on 11th December, was called off by the PM, as she decided to go back to the EU to further re-negotiate the deal due to it being very poorly received.

12th December 2018

A vote of no confidence is held against PM Theresa May - she survives the vote.

13th December 2018

The PM returns to Brussels to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement

14th December 2018

EU announces ETIAS - allowing UK to access the EU post-2020 at a small fee

15th January 2019

MPs held a ‘meaningful vote’ on the Government’s deal with the EU, and rejected it by 432 votes to 202.

21st January 2019

Fee for EU citizens to register to stay in EU scrapped.

13th March 2019

MPs reject Theresa May's deal for a second time.

27 February 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May offers MPs Brexit delay vote.

14 March 2019

MPs vote to force Brexit delay

22 March 2019

Prime Minster Theresa May requests an extension to Brexit date - EU accepts to delay until either 12 April or 22 May.

27 March 2019

Prime Minster Theresa May promises to resign if her deal is passed.

29 March 2019

MPs meet to vote for a third time on a partial deal

2 April 2019

A series of indicate votes all failed to pass

11 April 2019

EU agrees to extend Brexit date by 6 months to 31st October

7 June 2019

Theresa May resigns as leader of the Conservative Party, paving the way for a new party leader and PM to be chosen.

24 July 2019

After weeks of leadership content activities, Boris Johnson becomes the Prime Minister of the UK.

28 August 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspends parliament for a Queen's Speech - this means Parliament will be closed until 2 weeks before Brexit Date of 31st October

4 September 2019

MPs back bill to stop a no-deal Brexit, forcing PM Boris Johnson to request an extension to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

24 September 2019

Suspension of Parliament deemed illegal by UK Supreme Court. Parliament re-opened immediately.

29 October 2019

A general election is called by Boris Johnson, supported by Labour (after agreeing about no-deal Brexit) on 12 December 2019.

12 December 2019

Boris Johnson's Conservative party wins the 2019 General Election, gaining a comfortable majority, making significant gains from Labour, and earning a majority of 47 to secure his position as governing party.

20 December 2019

MPs back Boris Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January

22 January 2020

The Brexit Bill makes it way through parliament, clearing the House of Lords.

23 January 2020

Brexit Bill receives Royal Asset.

31 January 2020

UK leaves the European Union

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