MP and councillors join cross-party call to leave EU

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Councillors joined together with the town’s MP on Saturday to encourage Morley to Vote Leave in the upcoming referendum.

Andrea Jenkyns MP, Morley Borough Independent leader Coun Robert Finnigan and Lyndon Dove, UKIP, all spoke from the steps of Morley Town Hall, making their case for Brexit.

On June 23 the British public will go to the polls to determine whether or not the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union or leave.

The rally was a cross-party effort to show people that political allegiances aside, the European debate is of paramount importance and is worth having between individuals and movements, so that the public can make an informed decision that best serves them and their future.

Andrea said: “We have a unique opportunity to finally have our say on the matter and only by leaving the European Union can Britain shape its own future and take its rightful place on the world stage. We put forward a positive case for Brexit and explained what a Britain outside the EU would look like.

“Not many of us can remember the last referendum in 1975, so for me it is crucial that people take this opportunity to turn out to vote and be counted.”

Coun Finnigan said: “It was made clear on Saturday that people want power to be brought back to their local communities and the sovereignty of parliament restored. Only by taking decision making away from Brussels, which suffers from a serious democratic deficit, can we restore accountability.

“When asking the attendees how we can we do better the overwhelming response was to leave the European Union.”