Posted on February 22nd, 2016 in Local News

I would like to congratulate the Prime Minister on his successful re-negotiation of the terms of our membership with the European Union.

I support British membership of a reformed European Union and feel that it is important that the country remains in the EU for both economic and security reasons.

The UK receives an average of £26.5 billion of investment every year from other EU member states and over 200,000 British companies export to the EU, which is the largest single market in the world.

Additionally, in order to tackle the security issues of international terrorism and cross-border crime, I consider cooperation, membership of relevant watch lists and joint action with our European neighbours to be the best strategy.

I believe that remaining in the EU is the best decision for the country and will be campaigning for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union.