UK is leaving the EU – level 2
The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union happened on the 23rd June 2016.
The total number of ballot papers was 33,577,342. The total number of votes in favour of remaining was 16,141,241. The total number of votes in favour of leaving was 17,410,742.
This means that the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Difficult words: membership (being a member), ballot paper (a piece of paper which you use to vote), in favour (if you are in favour of something, you support it, want it).
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