I have added my name to the Beckett amendment which calls for the Prime Minister’s deal to be put back to the people for a confirmatory public vote.
No matter the strength of feeling, the terms on which we will be leaving the EU were not available to the public during the first referendum. Now that they are, and a series of economic forecasts suggest that the economy will weaken, I fear what that would mean for our town and the people whose well-being I am elected to look after.
With our biggest businesses and employers like Nestle and the Leo Group saying that to leave will cause them significant problems, I cannot sign off this deal without giving the people the chance to have a final say.
Holly supported the following from the Indicative Vote options:
- Common Market 2.0: Remaining in the European single market and seeking a temporary customs union with the EU
- Customs union: Seeking a UK-wide customs union with the EU
- Labour’s alternative plan: Negotiating changes to the withdrawal agreement so that it includes protections to workers’ rights, a permanent customs union, and close alignment to the single market
- Second referendum: Holding another public vote to confirm any withdrawal agreement agreed by Parliament.