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Gorton by-election is a chance for Manchester to say no to a hard Brexit

March 29, 2017 5:00 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

As the Prime Minister triggered Article 50, the Liberal Democrats have emphasised that it is still possible for people to stop a Hard Brexit and that the by-election in Manchester Gorton will be a chance to force Labour and the Government to "change course."

The date for the Manchester Gorton by-election has been set for the 4th May. The Liberal Democrats are mounting a strong campaign as the only challengers to Labour in the seat.

Jackie Pearcey, Liberal Democrat candidate for Manchester Gorton, commented: "This election is a chance for all those people who are worried about Brexit to tell Labour and this Government that they need to change course.

"Theresa May has chosen the hardest and most divisive form of Brexit, and Labour is completely failing to oppose her.

"It's a betrayal of the thousands of businesses in Manchester who rely on trade with Europe and all the young people being robbed of opportunities to live and work abroad.

"But the good news it's not too late to stop a hard Brexit.

"The Liberal Democrats are the only party fighting to stay in the Single Market and give the people the final say on the Brexit deal.

"A win for us here would be a victory for all those who don't want to see a damaging hard Brexit imposed on Manchester."