LABOUR’s parliamentary candidate Lynn Denham has slammed the prospect of a no deal Brexit and claimed a chaotic departure from the EU would be ‘damaging’ for Worcester people.
Speaking during a day of campaigning which saw Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Tony Lloyd visit the city, Coun Denham said city residents were ‘fed up’ with Conservative austerity measures.
The party attracted controversy last month when it vowed to seek a deal with the EU, only to campaign against it in any referendum.
Party members heard from Mr Lloyd about the consequences of a No Deal Brexit for the Irish border.
Speaking after the visit, Coun Denham said: “It was fantastic to hear from Tony about the difference that a Labour Government can make and why we must prevent a Tory No Deal Brexit.
“People are fed up with Tory austerity and Tony set out Labour’s vision to rebuild our communities.
“Whilst many people in Worcester voted to leave the EU, they did not vote for chaos at our borders, shortages of medical supplies and rising food prices.
“We must take no deal off the table, go back to the people to solve the Brexit crisis and invest in rebuilding our communities.
“Only the Labour Party will trust the people to have the final say on any Brexit deal, holding a referendum between the best possible leave deal and an option to remain,” she said.
Mr Lloyd backed Coun Denham and claimed city residents had been ‘let down’ by the Government.
“They are concerned about the state of public transport in the city, wages that are well below the national average and the failure of the Tories to address the growing environmental crisis that we are facing.
“People in Worcester need a local champion who will stand up for their best interests and I hope that they will elect Lynn, so that she can be their voice in Westminster,” he added.