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Preston Lib Dems urge council to take action to halt a No Deal Brexit

Posted on - 21st August, 2019 - 4:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Greyfriars, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
Councillor Raisbeck says the city must do more to raise alarm over prospect of a No Deal Brexit
Councillor Raisbeck says the city must do more to raise alarm over prospect of a No Deal Brexit

A Preston councillor is asking the city council to put pressure on the city’s MPs to reject a No Deal Brexit.

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Liberal Democrat councillor Tony Raisbeck has tabled the motion for Thursday August 22 full council.

In it he says there will be ‘catastrophic consequences’ for the city of leaving the European Union without a deal.

He also wants Preston City Council to do more to communicte with EU nationals, living in Preston, about how they can get advice and support if there is a no deal Brexit.

Greyfriars councillor Raisbeck said: “Like lots of people across the country I was a Labour supporter but Brexit changed everything and only the LibDems were saying what needed to be said. Three years later the LibDems are still the strongest Remain party.

“Brexit is and will be the biggest issue affecting this country and this city for years and years to come. During the referendum no one was calling for a no deal Brexit because everyone knew it would be terrible for the country. As councillors we need to protect our residents and a no deal Brexit will hurt the people in Preston.”

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He also urges the chief executive of the council to write to Preston’s three sitting MPs as well as to the Prime Minister to formally express its opposition to a No Deal Brexit.

Preston voted to leave in the EU Referendum of 2016, with Leave winning 53.27 per cent of the vote and 46.65 per cent voting remain. The leave vote was higher than the national average.

The motion is due to be discussed at full council on Thursday August 22.

You can read the full motion to council here.

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