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Labour candidate urges Lichfield and Burntwood voters to hold Theresa May to account over Brexit

Voters in Lichfield and Burntwood have been urged to hold Theresa May and the Conservatives to account on Brexit.

Theresa May. Pic: Policy Exchange

Theresa May. Pic: Policy Exchange

The country goes to the polls on June 8 with the UK’s decision to leave the European Union likely to remain high on the political agenda.

Chris Worsey

Chris Worsey

But Labour’s General Election candidate for the Lichfield constituency, Chris Worsey, insists voters need to ensure the Tories are not given free reign on the issue.

“On Brexit we just can’t give Theresa May a blank cheque to do exactly what she wants,” Mr Worsey said. “Voting to leave the EU without knowing the actual deal is, is like buying a house without ever looking around it. You would never do it.

“What makes sense is to see what the house is actually like, before we sign the papers on the deal. That is just common sense.

“Every vote against the Tories will help hold them account.”

Candidates for the 2017 General Election in Lichfield and Burntwood:

  • Chris Worsey (Labour)
  • Michael Fabricant (Cons)
  • Paul Ray (Lib Dem)
  • Robert Pass (Green)

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6 Comments

  1. Darryl

    22nd May, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    But you, as in your leader, are supporting Brexit…

  2. Steve

    22nd May, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    The clincher was the clarity of his argument. We tested a line he has used about the referendum: “Voting to leave the EU without knowing the actual deal is, is like buying a house without ever looking around it. You would never do it. What makes sense is to see what the house is actually like, before we sign the papers on the deal.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/james-morris/labour-focus-groups_b_16448680.html

    Great, our local Labour candidate is giving us quotes from Tony Blair. Oh well, things can only get better.

  3. Simon Partridge

    22nd May, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I can’t see what Chris Worsey’s point is here. I agree wholeheartedly with his sentiments, but HOW exactly is he proposing to hold Theresa May to account?

    Both The Green Party and Lib Dems are offering a referendum on the final terms of Brexit, but I’m not aware of Labour offering us any such choice “before we sign the papers on the deal”.

    Having said that, nowhere in the piece does he actually suggest voting Labour (just not Conservative) and anyone opposed to Brexit already has a clear choice regarding where they mark their “x” on June 8th.

  4. Jezza

    22nd May, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Vote Labour in June and let’s put an end to May.

  5. The Scribbler

    22nd May, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Voting for a largely anonymous candidate with no direct links to the constituency who is going up against an incumbant with a big local profile “is like buying a house without ever looking around it. You would never do it”.
    Probably.

  6. Adam Elsdon

    29th May, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Voting for a wig on a stick is probably a daft thing to do, but the majority of Lichfield voters did at the last General Election.