Friday, 23 October 2009

N Ireland Assembly votes 47-19 to hold Lisbon Referendum

The eGov monitor reports that the Northern Ireland Assembly voted for a motion on Tuesday by 47-19 in favour of the UK holding a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, and calling on "those parties aspiring to form the incoming Government of the United Kingdom to give an unequivocal commitment to hold, within a twelve month period from assuming office in 2010, a binding referendum on the Lisbon Treaty that is unconditional and unrelated to how other member states choose to vote, and the result of which will not be held in abeyance pending a further referendum on the subject."

Follow the Northern Ireland Assembly debate proceedings here.



ukipwebmaster said...

Will this have a constitutional impact and hold up ratification?
Perhaps some legal eagles out there could tell us?