Pevensey MP Says 'No' To Second EU Vote

Sunday 3rd July 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Huw merriman

Pevensey’s MP believes there’s no place for a second referendum on the future of Britain in the EU.

Responding a to a national petition calling for a second vote, Huw Merriman said, “I am aware that millions of people have requested another vote. I also understand the argument that less than 50% of the nation voted to Leave.

“However, as someone who was elected by the ballot box, I have to accept the same mechanism when it gives a different verdict to my own vote. I am not going to be calling for another referendum. If we had one, and it threw up a different result, all of the Leave voters would then demand another chance. My efforts, as your MP, are now focussed on getting the best deal for the UK, and ensuring that the principles which have given us the freedom to work, study and trade in the EU have the best chance of continuing following our departure from the EU.”

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