1973 – Northern Ireland votes overwhelmingly to remain within the United Kingdom.

1973 – Northern Ireland votes overwhelmingly to remain within the United Kingdom.

In a referendum on the future of the province, 57% of the electorate (591,280 people) voted to retain current links with the UK. The nationalist / Roman Catholic population boycotted what they considered to be a meaningless election which ensured only 6,463 voted in favour of a united Ireland. Estimates suggest that less than one percent of Catholics voted.

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