MEP calls for best deal for North West

The result of the referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union has been declared, with Leave winning at 51.9% of a 72.2% national turnout.

Across the North West the results were mixed with towns voting for Leave, whilst Manchester, Liverpool, South Lakeland, Sefton, Stockport, Wirral and Trafford backing remain. Turnout across the region was 70%, with 53.7% people voting to exit the EU.

Theresa Griffin, Labour MEP for North West England, said:

“It is time to work together, heal the divisions in our country and negotiate the best outcome we can for all of the North West.

“We have to protect jobs, rights, our environment, international research and our advanced manufacturing base and, most importantly, our most deprived communities and most vulnerable people.

“Europe has done so much to regenerate our region, train our people and provide the largest single market for our goods and services.

“We should be leading on the international stage, especially for our young people.

“It’s now more important than ever that we take power back from Whitehall into our city regions and regions to build stronger communities and a stronger economy based on Labour values.

“I will continue to represent the North West and will work hand in hand with our local government leaders to get the best deal for the North West.”