Yorkshire Party Leader Chris Whitwood, says the Party is ready to contest the European Elections on May 23.
The Prime Minister’s de facto deputy, David Liddington admitted that the Conservative Government had failed in its attempts to negotiate Britain’s departure from the European Union before it became necessary for the country to elect new Members of the European Parliament.
In response, Chris, who is also the Yorkshire Party’s lead MEP candidate, said
“This admission shows the abject failure not just of Theresa May’s leadership of the Conservative Party but the failure of Westminster politics as a whole.
“This election cannot just be framed as a rerun of the 2016 referendum. The MEPs elected in this election are not the ones who will be sitting down negotiating Brexit.
“These elections are an opportunity for people living in Yorkshire to elect candidates who will represent them for as long as the UK has MEPs and fight for Yorkshire to have greater decision making powers within a fairer United Kingdom.”
“The Yorkshire Party will be standing six candidates in the Yorkshire and the Humber constituency, including recently re-elected councillor, Mike Jordan, and party deputy, Laura Walker.
“Every other party in this election is based in London and the South East and when push comes to shove they will put the needs of London and the South East first.
“The Yorkshire Party is standing in this election to highlight the concerns of people living in Yorkshire – from parents concerned about the cost of living to business leaders, who want to know about future trading relationships; from farmers in our rural communities to those working in the ports and fisheries on the east coast and Humber estuary, who want to know what a post-Brexit fisheries policy would look like.
“A vote for a Yorkshire Party MEP is a vote to ensure that the needs of Yorkshire are highlighted and considered throughout the negotiation process.”
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