Petition Fabian Hamilton MP to Reject Hard Brexit

The General Election in June 2017 was hard fought in Leeds North East, but ultimately won by a considerable distance by Labour and Fabian Hamilton MP.

During the campaign as I stood alongside him Fabian made repeated commitments about his stance on EU citizens and preference for a Soft Brexit. This is something that undoubtably led to a large number of voters feeling comfortable voting for Labour in Leeds North East, so as to resist the Hard Tory Brexit that would have a catastrophic effect on the public sector and make austerity worse.

Thirty Four Labour MPs have now signed a letter asking for Jeremy Corbyn to put full single market membership back on the table as Labour's Brexit Policy. Fabian is not one of those who has signed this letter, despite his repeated assurances of his commitment during the election. Whilst my position remains consistent with the Liberal Democrat Party policy of a referendum on the final deal, the very least Fabian can do for the many constituents who voted for him is commit to push for the best possible deal and not wave the white flag at the starting point.

I am starting this petition for people in Leeds North East to let their feelings be known and encourage Fabian to also sign up with other Labour MPs to reject Theresa May's vision of a Hard Brexit and seek full membership of the single market, whilst protecting workers rights

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Even if you've already signed up to this campaign, you can use the printable signature sheet to collect more signatures from your friends and neighbours.

You could go door to door on your street or pass the sheet around at a local event. Good places to leave a few copies include shops, pubs, libraries, and post offices - but don't forget to collect them and send them back to us.

When complete, please return (as soon as possible) to: Leeds East North East Liberal Democrats, 33 Bracken Edge, Leeds, LS8 4EE.