Labour hit the streets of Blyth

27 April 2016

The Labour Party were in Blyth this week as a part of Labour In For Britain campaign.

Jude was joined by Vera Baird QC, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, on the streets of Blyth in an attempt to persuade residents to vote to stay in the EU in the upcoming referendum. They were putting forward the case that Britain would be stronger if we stay in Europe.

Jude Kirton-Darling MEP said “Blyth is better off as in the European Union and there are 160,000 jobs in the North East which rely on trade with the EU. Access to the Single Market is hugely beneficial to the region and allows businesses to trade and grow.

“We also receive money which invests in projects which create jobs such as the wind turbine testing facility here in Blyth.  For every pound we pay into the European Union we as a region get ten pounds back through increased jobs and growth and we get the original pound back too through regional development funds. We are talking about millions of pounds, the positives are obvious. Over the next five years around £644m in funding for projects will be invested into the region.

“We strongly believe that staying a part of the EU will be the best thing for the country and especially the people in the north east.”

The vote for the upcoming referendum will be held on the 23 June, 2016.

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