McGovern – Standing ovation for Starmer shows how far Labour has come - People's Vote

McGovern – Standing ovation for Starmer shows how far Labour has come

Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer has indicated Labour will vote against any Brexit ‘deal’ that doesn’t match the party’s six tests on Brexit, including any ‘blindfold’ Brexit.

Polling commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign shows:

  • Labour members want a People's Vote by a margin of nine to one...And 90 per cent of them would vote to stay in the EU if given the chance. 
  • Two thirds of Labour voters supported Remain in 2016. that proportion has now risen to three-quarters. 
  • Labour would win 1.7 million votes  - 60 seats - if it backed People's Vote and lose just 200,000. 


Commenting, Alison McGovern MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote, said:

"Keir Starmer's speech shows that the Labour leadership listens to Labour voters and Labour members. Labour voters, supporters and members all reject Theresa May's Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg's Brexit and any idea of a blindfold Brexit.

“When Keir Starmer says Labour must campaign for a public vote with remain as an option and he gets standing ovation from our party, you know just how far we’ve come in the past few weeks. Labour is united around a policy that can not only help us the next election but will ensue we can be the radical, reforming government we all want.

"The answer to this mess is a People's Vote that gives voters the option of staying in the EU. That is what Labour members and supporters want and it is the direction in which Labour are now travelling."