Richard Howitt, Labour MEP for the East of England, will be attending a meeting in South Cambs to rally members around the party’s campaign to stay in the EU.
Hilary Benn launched the East Of England campaign Labour in for Britain at Stansted Airport on December 10th saying that EU membership has not only brought investment, exports and jobs to the East of England but helps to protect the UK from a 'race to the bottom' in working conditions.
He said that membership of the EU recognises our interdependence and ability to respond effectively to international issues and prevent conflict, and the latter was a key reason for the EU post WW2.
South Cambs Labour sent a representative to the launch. We will be forming a local campaign group to lend our support.
Richard Howitt spoke at the event and will address a joint meeting of the South Cambs and South East Cambs Labour parties on January 21st at Waterbeach Baptist Chapel. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and all local members concerned about Britain’s future in Europe are urged to attend.
Richard Howitt said:"Our region is the gateway from Britain to Europe, is home to our country's principal trade routes, and is most affected by the environmental challenges on our continent.
"Labour is campaigning for Britain to remain in the European Union because it is in our country's interest - and we launch that campaign today because it is in the interests of people and communities here most of all."
John Beresford, chairman of South Cambs Labour, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Richard Howitt to our local party meeting. South Cambs benefits enormously from the close ties we have with Europe, and we are extremely concerned at the calls from those on the right of the Tory party and UKIP to throw all that away.
“Please come along and have your say, ask Richard about the campaign and get involved yourself.”
Check back soon for more details about how you can get involved.