Lewell-Buck must reconsider her remarks about Brexit Party say Labour activists - People's Vote

Lewell-Buck must reconsider her remarks about Brexit Party say Labour activists

South Shields Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck told ITV she would prefer to go into coalition with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party than with the Liberal Democrats.

Commenting, Rania Ramli, chair of Labour Students, said:

“Labour members will be extremely disappointed at the idea that a Labour MP would consider that putting the vile Farage into power would be an acceptable outcome in any circumstances.

“Labour values are those of openness and internationalism – which is why three-quarters or more want the UK to stay in the EU - and the fact that a Labour MP is prepared to consider putting the Brexit Party into office will dismay our voters all over the UK.

“Emma Lewell-Buck should reconsider her comments and think about how inappropriate it is, in any circumstance or scenario, to be a Labour MP who is open to working with the Brexit Party given the racism and hatred that they have stoked in this country that has impacted on so many people.”

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Notes to editors

Lewell-Buck’s remarks can be seen here https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/1172078714156437504