Original vintage election propaganda poster for the 1975 European Union Membership Referendum held in the United Kingdom featuring the text in red and blue against the white background with an image of a red, white and blue Union Jack British Flag on an ostrich with its head buried in the sand - Europe Support your Local Continent Vote Yes. This European Communities Membership Referendum (aka the Referendum on the European Community or Common Market / Common Market Referendum / EEC Membership Referendum) was held on 5 June 1975 under the provisions of the Referendum Act 1975 by the Labour government led by Prime Minister Harold Wilson (1916-1995; PM 1974-1976) to gauge support from the people for the country's continued membership of the European Communities (EC European Community / Common Market), which the country entered on 1 January 1973 under the Conservative government led by the Prime Minister Edward Heath (1916-2005; PM 1970-1974); Labour's manifesto during the October 1974 General Election promised a people's vote to decide "through the ballot box" whether to remain in the EC, resulting in 67.23% Yes votes to remain in Europe and 32.77% No votes to leave Europe. Good condition, staining and folds on margins. Year of printing: 1975, country of printing: UK, designer: Unknown, dimensions (cm): 44.5x28.5.
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