Referendums are becoming an increasing feature of UK democracy. In 2004 a referendum on an elected Regional Assembly for the North East was held but the proposal was rejected. It is presently unclear if or when further referedums of this type might take place.
Referendum on the United Kingdom's Membership of the European Union - 23 June 2016
The Richmondshire Result was as followed:
Votes for Leave: 15,691
Votes for Remain: 11,945
The Yorkshire and the Humber Region Result was as followed:
Votes for Leave: 1,580,937
Votes for Remain: 1,158,298
For a detailed breakdown of the results for both nation as a whole and the Yorkshire and the Humber region, please visit the Electoral Commission's EU referendum results page (external link)
United Kingdom Parliamentary Elections Referendum
A UK wide referendum on the Parliamentary voting system used to elect MPs took place on 5 May 2011.
Voting area: Richmondshire (Yorkshire and the Humber)