8 November 2019

More Than Fifty Parliamentary Candidates Sign Remain Labour Pledge

Remain Labour, the grassroots pro EU campaign working to change Labour Party policy on Brexit, has launched a pro Remain pledge for Labour candidates in the General Election.

The pledge states;

‘Labour is committed to a confirmatory referendum, to give you a final say on Brexit.  If elected as your Labour MP, I pledge to campaign to Remain in the EU’.

More than 50 Labour parliamentary candidates have already signed the pledge, and the campaign expects many more to add their names to the list of signatories before polling day.

Andrew Lewin, founder of Remain Labour, said

“The only route to staying in the EU is through electing a Labour government on December the 12th. The party is already committed to putting Brexit back to the people and I am delighted that more than 50 parliamentary candidates have already pledged to campaign to Remain in the EU in all circumstances.

“Remain voters want to vote for the Labour Party with confidence at this election. Our pledge will help candidates in England, Scotland and Wales to underline that the Labour Party is the strongest Remain Alliance in the country."   

The list of launch signatories is as follows:

Candidates standing to be re-elected;

Tonia Antoniazzi, Gower

Margaret Beckett, Derby South

Ben Bradshaw, Exeter

Ruth Cadbury, Brentford and Isleworth

Janet Daby, Lewisham East

Geraint Davies, Swansea West

Thangam Debbonaire, Bristol West

Stephen Doughty, Cardiff South and Penarth

Rosie Duffield, Canterbury

Maria Eagle, Liverpool and Halewood

Paul Farrelly, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Vicky Foxcroft, Lewisham Deptford

Helen Hayes, Dulwich and West Norwood

Darren Jones, Bristol North

Susan Jones, Clwyd South

Ged Killen, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

Peter Kyle, Hove

David Lammy, Tottenham

Kerry McCarthy, Bristol East

Siobhain McDonagh, Mitcham and Morden

Alison McGovern, Wirral South

Catherine McKinnell, Newcastle upon Tyne

Anna McMorrin, Cardiff North

Ian Murray, Edinburgh South

Stephen Morgan, Portsmouth South

Madeleine Moon, Bridgend

Matthew Pennycook, Greenwich and Woolwich

Steve Reed, Croydon North

Ellie Reeves, Lewisham West and Penge 

Andy Slaughter, Hammersmith

Wes Streeting, Ilford North

Paul Sweeney, Glasgow North East

Jo Stevens, Cardiff Central

Gareth Thomas, Harrow West

Anna Turley, Redcar

Daniel Zeichner, Cambridge

 

Candidates standing to be elected;

Marina Ahmad, Beckenham

Callum Anderson, South West Bedfordshire

Fleur Anderson, Putney

Karen Davis, Norwich North

Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow North

Rachel Eden, Reading West

Flo Eshalomi, Vauxhall

Dan Greef, South Cambridgeshire

Faten Hameed, Glasgow Central

Peter Lamb, Crawley

Martin McCluskey, Inverclyde

Cheryl Pidgeon, Rushcliffe 

Moira Ramage, Paisley and Renfrewshire

Matt Uberoi, Chelsea and Fulham

Emma Whysall, Chipping Barnet

 

ENDS

 

Notes to Editors

For more information please contact:

Fiona O’Farrell: fionaofarrell100@hotmail.com , 07771933534

About Remain Labour

Remain Labour is a grassroots campaign founded in December 2017, it has two clear objectives:

  • To change Labour Party policy so that it supports the UK having full membership of the European Union.

  • Put this policy to the British people, through either a referendum or via a Labour manifesto commitment in a General Election.

Website- www.remain-labour.co.uk

Twitter: @Remain_Labour

Created by Andrew Lewin, on behalf of Remain-Labour. Remain Labour Ltd is a company limited by guarantee, registered at Companies House. Read more about us here.