Council leader, MPs and Ealing residents campaign for a People's Vote
08 Dec, 2018

More than 30 Ealing residents, joined by local politicians, distributed over 3000 leaflets in Ealing Broadway on Saturday calling for a People's Vote.

As well as in Ealing, local activists organised over 140 events throughout the country, in areas that voted remain and leave.

The National Day of Action was organised by activists and supporters from the People’s Vote Campaign, just days before a crucial vote in Parliament on the government’s proposed Brexit deal.

In Ealing, Rupa Huq MP, Steven Pound MP, Council Leader Julian Bell, Cllr Fay Block, Cllr Andrew Steed, Cllr Deirdre Costigan, Cllr Miriam Rice and Cllr Amarjit Jammu all visited to show their support, and to talk with local residents about why they believe that the final decision on Brexit should be made not by MPs, but by their constituents who will be most affected by it.

Opinion polls consistently show a clear majority of voters in most constituencies across Britain, including all three Ealing parliamentary constituencies, want their say on Brexit in a People’s Vote.

As part of the government’s Brexit deal, the UK has agreed to pay a £50 billion divorce bill, but we’ll get nothing in return. Instead, we’ll lose all our rights as an EU member – with less trade, fewer opportunities, and lower living standards.

People across the UK will lose the right to live, work or study visa-free around Europe. And following what would be the biggest single biggest loss of sovereignty and control in British history, we would continue to follow EU rules, but have no say over how they’re made. 

Curtis Parfitt-Ford, of the Ealing European Movement, said: 

“This was a hugely successful day of action, with over 130 events happening nationwide telling the government that we are not buying this dodgy deal. With over 3000 leaflets handed out by our largest volunteering force yet, it's clear: this deal satisfies no one and solves nothing. The only way out of this mess is to give the decision back to the people in a People’s Vote.”

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For Recent MRP (Multi-level Regression and Post-stratification) data showing how views on Brexit have changed by constituency, including data for all of Ealing's parliamentary constituencies, please see the report "The will of the people? Changing attitudes towards Brexit", available here.