Wilson – Labour has the chance to unite around “clear, strong and popular” position on Brexit - People's Vote

Wilson – Labour has the chance to unite around “clear, strong and popular” position on Brexit

Labour’s Annual Conference in Liverpool has overwhelmingly adopted a motion that endorses the idea of a People’s Vote and which keeps the option of staying in the EU on the table.

Commenting, Phil Wilson MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“This is a big victory for the People’s Vote campaign. Labour has listened to its members and supporters and has signalled its clear support for the option of a People’s Vote with staying in the EU very much on the agenda.

“The real congratulations should go, though, to the thousands of Labour members across the country who put motions up for debate, marched in Liverpool on Sunday, stood their ground in the compositing meeting and voted on the floor today. They have given Labour a clear, strong, and popular position to unite around.

“Recent polling shows that uniting around the demand for a People’s Vote could win Labour 1.5 million more votes and deliver 60 additional seats. It offers the chance to preserve and protect the skilled and unionised jobs on which communities depend and which the Brexit elite are happy to threaten, and it would give our young people new hope for the future.

“Nobody voted for Theresa May’s Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Brexit or a blindfold Brexit. Nobody voted to hammer the NHS or send prices up in the shops. Nobody voted to put their job at risk. That is why the demand for a People’s Vote is rising all the time. Brexit is a big deal, but it is not a done deal.” 

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