Brexit: ‘Lough­bor­ough was a very 50/50 area’

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

NICKY Mor­gan told the Echo of con­cerns she has re­ceived from res­i­dents about whether they are go­ing to be able to stay in the UK after Brexit, and that it is im­por­tant that the “best pos­si­ble na­tional deal is done.”

When asked about how Brexit is go­ing to have an im­pact on the peo­ple of Lough­bor­ough she said: “I hope it won’t af­fect Lough­bor­ough in too neg­a­tive a way.”

She said: “What I don’t want is busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions and parts of the pub­lic sec­tor that rely on things rel­e­vant to the EU, to be ad­versely ef­fected.”

She said that it is im­por­tant that the NHS is flex­i­ble enough to have the work­ers that they need, and that the in­ter­na­tional staff, stu­dents, teach­ers and lec­tur­ers at Lough­bor­ough Univer­sity feel safe so that they can con­tinue to pro­vide “ex­cel­lent and world lead­ing ed­u­ca­tion.”

She said she thinks that the rights of EU cit­i­zens in Lough­bor­ough is equally im­por­tant and said that she doesn’t want these peo­ple to be wor­ried.

She said: “I’ve had a steady stream of peo­ple come into my surg­eries who are re­ally wor­ried about their fu­tures, and their chil­dren’s fu­tures, and that is some­thing I did not want to see.”

When asked about any con­flict be­tween her­self and her con­stituents be­cause of her strong Re­main stance, she said she thinks that one of the ma­jor mis­takes of the ref­er­en­dum was declar­ing the results on the ba­sis of lo­cal au­thor­ity ar­eas.

She said: “Charn­wood cov­ers two con­stituen­cies, and a point re­ally worth clar­i­fy­ing for Echo read­ers is that how Charn­wood voted, and how Lough­bor­ough voted were dif­fer­ent.”

She said that anal­y­sis has been done, and that it shows that Lough­bor­ough was a very 50/50 area.

She said: “I have been very clear that we have to re­spect the re­sult. I re­spect the re­sult be­cause we’re a democ­racy.

“We are go­ing to leave but I refuse to be­lieve that we should ac­cept to do it in an eco­nom­i­cally dam­ag­ing way, be­cause ul­ti­mately that’s go­ing to un­der­mine the eco­nomic se­cu­rity of my con­stituents and I think that will not be what a lo­cal MP should be do­ing.

“If I’m not stand­ing up for the in­ter­ests of the con­stituents in West­min­ster then what am I there for.”

Photo Tim Ire­land/PA Wire

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