Alison McGovern MP

Wirral South

My reaction to the EU referendum result

Last Thursday we witnessed one of the biggest political events in our lifetimes. The magnitude of the decision that voters had to make was massive.

It was the case that voters chose for the UK to leave the European Union. Over 17 million people voted to leave in the EU referendum whilst over 16 million voted to stay. Here in Wirral the majority of people voted to remain.

I was happy about the national 72% high turnout of voters. In the run up to the referendum I talked about how important it was for people to have their say in this historic vote as it will affect us for future generations to come.

As you will probably know I was campaigning to remain in the EU. I am a proud Briton who loves and is proud of this country and that is why I wanted the best for it. I believed that to remain was best for the country.

However one of those things I am hugely proud of about our country is our democratic track record and I respect the result.

My priorities now the result has taken place are my constituents and local businesses during this time of uncertainty in our economy and the changes and challenges ahead. I know that given the local result in Wirral that many will be fearful about the result.

I want to assure you that my priority is local people and local businesses as it always has been the case. I want to meet with people and businesses who may have concerns about this result in the coming weeks.

I want also to reassure you that I will continue to work for everyone in Wirral, however they voted in the referendum, whichever party they normally support.




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commented 2016-07-08 16:43:17 +0100
As if the proposed TTIP wasn’t bad enough, CETA is almost here and could be ratified before the update final BREXIT.
Why aren’t you fighting to mobilise the Labour Party to mobilise public awareness of what is coming?
The next financial crash is just around the corner, probably beginning with Deutsche Bank, and these one sided trade agreements will starve the working class even more than at present.
A lifelong leftie, I am disgusted at the lack of fight for the welfare of our people, in favour of subservience to the rich elite and global corporations.
In desperation, I would vote UKIP tomorrow given the chance.
commented 2016-07-08 15:12:23 +0100
Supporting a remain stance misses several important points. The EU is undemocratic and beyond internal reform. Their latest plans are a new €7bn contingency fund that can be increased at will by the commission. Great Britain would have had to contribute to this had we remained, a bailout fund for failure.
They also want a European army, and we are already sleepwalking into a conflict with Russia, led by NATO and the EU.
EU protection of workers rights have done little to protect French workers who have just had an eight hour increase on their working week, and a dilution of job security.
commented 2016-07-08 14:13:23 +0100
I am actually surprised you think that anyone cares what you are “happy about”. I think the result was a victory for the people you completely fail to represent. Also, for the life of me I cannot grasp why you have an office in New Ferry, when you are firmly middle class. Move it somewhere you more closely represent the demographic, you fraud.

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