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Time Line

Our BREXIT key facts timeline will help you to get a first look at how and why the UK decided to leave the EU and how the events of last two years have unfolded.

7 May 2015
General Election

David Cameron wins a general election with a manifesto that features the commitment to hold an IN or OUT referendum regarding the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union (EU).

23 June 2016
BREXIT Referendum Held

The United Kingdom votes to leave the EU (51.9% voted LEAVE and 48.1% voted REMAIN). .

13 July 2016
New Prime Minister

David Cameron resigns as Prime Minister and Theresa May becomes the new Prime Minister.

29 March 2017
Triggering of Article 50

The new Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered Article 50 which begins the two-year countdown to the UK formally leaving the EU (now being referred to as “Brexit”).

08 June 2017
Snap General Election

Theresa May calls a snap election in an attempt to strengthen her negotiations with the EU by securing an increased parliamentary majority. This proved disastrous as the Conservatives lost their majority and were forced to seek a coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

26 June 2017
Negotiations Begin with the EU

Formal negotiations on the withdrawal of the UK begin between the UK and the EU.

22 Sept 2017
Florence Speech

Theresa May used a speech in Florence to set out the UK’s position on how to move Brexit talks forward on the following key areas: Transition Period, Joint Security, Divorce Bill, Leaving Single Market, Citizen’s Rights, Northern Ireland border.

15 Dec 2017
Phase 2 Negotiations with the EU

Agreement is reached on the Brexit divorce bill, Irish border and EU citizens’ rights and the EU agrees to move on to the second phase of negotiations focusing on the future relationship between the UK and the UK.

02 March 2018
Mansion House Speech

The Prime Minister outlined her plans for the next phase of negotiations including the five “tests” for the negotiations, the Northern Ireland border and that “no deal is better than a bad deal”.

14 March 2019
Article 50 Extension

Following a vote in the House of Commons, the Government requested permission from the EU to extend Article 50 and defer Brexit to a later date. The UK had been expected to leave the EU at 11pm on 29 March 2019.

10 April 2019

The UK and the EU27 agree at a meeting of the European Council agree to extend Article 50 until 31 October 2019.

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