Labour MEP for the East Midlands, Dame Glenis Willmott visited Northampton this weekend as part of the Labour’s campaign for a Remain vote in the Referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.
Dame Glenis joined leader of Northampton Borough Labour Group, Cllr Danielle Stone and members of Northampton Labour Party on the doorsteps in Semilong to talk to voters about the Labour In For Britain campaign on Saturday the 19th of March.
Speaking after the campaign session, Dame Glenis, who is Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament said –
“Northampton is a great example of a town enjoys many of the benefits of our membership of the EU. The University of Northampton has received research funding the from the EU and the Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership delivers grants with European Structural and Investment Funds.
Across the East Midlands, we received over £219 million from the European Regional Development Fund creating 7,489 jobs and almost 1,000 new businesses were created or attracted to the region as a result of European funding.
Dame Glenis added –
“It was a pretty chilly afternoon in Northampton but we got a warm reception on the doors. A few people I spoke to said they didn’t feel they knew enough about the referendum and the EU yet, but the majority said that they will be voting Remain on the 23rd of June. It’s up to us as campaigners to get all of the information people need to make an informed choice and that’s what we will be doing for the next 90 or so days until polling day.
The Referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU will be held on Thursday the 23rd of June.