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EU Referendum Outcome

June 26, 2016 6:16 PM

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Kenilworth & Southam Liberal Democrats accept the result of last week's EU Referendum: as democrats we should do nothing less. We thank everyone who voted - as usual the levels of turnout across the constituency were amongst the highest in the country. We especially thank the young first-time voters, the people who will be most affected by the result.

Liberal Democrats both nationally and locally have always been crystal-clear about our support for the UK remaining a strong member of the European Union, while continuing to lead its reform from within. This is in stark contrast to both of the two main parties - the Tories still hopelessly split on the issue, while Labour is led by a man whose support for Remain was only ever lukewarm at best.

John Whitehouse, chair of Kenilworth & Southam Liberal Democrats, said:

"In the wake of the narrow win for the Leave side in the EU Referendum, it is only the Liberal Democrats who can now speak unequivocally for the 48% who voted for a tolerant, open hearted, optimistic and outward looking United Kingdom. We are the ones who can speak for young people, who clearly wanted the UK to stay inside the EU, but have been outvoted by an older generation yet again.

"Our message to all these people is therefore, if you share our values and our vision of what this country should be about, then come and join us now. In the last 48 hours ten new members have done so. You can do the same via the national party web site http://www.libdems.org.uk, or by contacting the local party via contact@kandslibdems.org.uk."