Party Conference Model Motion - Campaign for a Confirmatory Vote 

We had hoped that the EU election result would force a definitive change in Labour Party policy over Brexit. As this hasn't happened, we are again asking Labour Party members to put forward motions for Party Conference in Brighton. We learnt a lot from Party Conference in Liverpool last year and it is now time to finish the job. Our motion asks the Labour Party to make an unequivocal commitment to supporting a confirmatory referendum, with Remain on the ballot paper. We will settle for nothing less.

 

If you are a Labour Party member, please consider putting forward Remain Labour’s motion at your branch or CLP. 

 

The deadline for submission of motions to conference is September 12th.  There is a 250 word limit on motions. The Remain Labour motion is 250 words, you can of course adapt it, but make sure the motion you submit does not exceed the 250 word limit.

 

We are here to help members with the process so please let us know what we can do to support you.  Please get in touch with Laura if you are interested in proposing a motion in your local party Laura@Remain-Labour.co.uk.  Send this link to anyone else who you think might be interested. 

Model Motion

Conference:

 

 Notes

  • The Conservative Party is determined to rip the UK out of the EU on October 31, deal or no deal

  • Labour must oppose the damaging agenda of an unelected Conservative Prime Minister

  • Labour must reflect the overwhelming view of its members and voters, who want to stay in the EU

 

Believes

  • There’s no ‘good’ form of Brexit, it’s a right wing project and Labour must oppose it

  • The prospect of Brexit is already causing huge damage to our communities, with devastating job losses at Honda, Nissan and many more

  • After nine years of austerity imposed by Tories and Lib Dems, our public services are under terrible strain – Brexit in any form will deepen the crisis

  • EU membership better enables us to tackle the climate crisis, as members we can lead the campaign for a Green New Deal across 28 countries and a population of 500 million 

  • EU membership guarantees the free movement of people which has brought huge economic and cultural benefits to our country

  • The EU is the most successful peace project in the history of Europe

  • The only way to resolve Brexit is through a confirmatory referendum with an option to stay in the EU 

 

Resolves

  • Labour must unequivocally commit to a confirmatory referendum with Remain on the ballot 

  • Labour must campaign to stay in the EU in that referendum

  • If a General Election is held, our manifesto must include a commitment to a confirmatory referendum with Remain on the ballot

 

Ends

 

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