Responding to the decision by the Scottish Labour Party today to campaign for a confirmatory vote of the people on any Brexit deal Martin Whitfield MP for East Lothian, a leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign said:
“The news that the whole Labour party in Scotland will be campaigning hard for a People’s Vote is welcome.
“Polls show Labour has lost four times as many voters to more overtly pro-PV parties than to the Brexit Party and now the party in Scotland is placing itself on the side of its members and its voters in calling for this crucial question to be put back to the people
“In Scotland and in Wales the party is swinging behind the campaign for a People’s Vote and now is the time for the whole party nationally to do so also. It is the right thing to do for Labour the lead the campaign for a People’s Vote from the front and I urge Jeremy Corbyn and those around him to follow the lead given today by the party in Scotland.”