Theresa May. Pic: Policy Exchange

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

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.

6 replies on “Labour candidate urges Lichfield and Burntwood voters to hold Theresa May to account over Brexit”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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