People's Vote Council success

November 28, 2018 8:49 AM

Norwich Evening News - People's Vote

It was third time lucky yesterday evening, as the Lib Dem-led attempt to get Norwich City Council to endorse a People's Vote finally secured support from the ruling Labour administration.

The amended motion reads as follows.

The Government has now published the text of the draft deal on the UK's exit from the European Union.

The People's Vote campaign seeks to ensure that the government's Brexit deal is put before the country in a public vote, so that we can decide if a decision that will affect our lives for generations makes the country better or worse off.

Council, therefore, RESOLVES to;

(1) Welcome other councils' endorsement of a public vote on whether to accept the final Brexit deal negotiated by Government; and

(2) Acknowledges that the divisive environment created by Brexit can only be addressed by tackling the issues of inequality and lack of opportunities that led so many people to support to leave the EU.

(3) Ask group leaders to write to Norwich's two MPs expressing this council's strong desire that, in the event that Parliament rejects the final deal, a public vote be held upon it with retaining full EU membership an option.