Mary Creagh

Working hard for Wakefield

EU referendum result

The country has decided to leave the European Union.

As you will know, I campaigned tirelessly for Britain to remain in Europe. But I accept that the majority of people in the country chose another path.

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As you will know, I campaigned tirelessly for Britain to remain in Europe. But I accept that the majority of people in the country chose another path.

My priority now is to mitigate the negative consequences for people in Wakefield. We have already seen worrying movement on the stock market and economic turbulence.

I will be challenging the Government to take swift decisions to restore economic stability. We need to provide businesses with the certainty that they need to invest and keep and create jobs in Yorkshire and around the UK.

I also want to reassure you that I will continue to work for everyone in Wakefield – however you voted in the referendum, whichever party you support.

As I said during the campaign, the global challenges we face today, like climate change, the refugee crisis and cross-border terrorism, are ones that we will tackle together or not at all. I am unwavering in that view. It is vital we do not let division take hold.

As it says on the back of our Labour Party membership cards, by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we do alone.

I will continue to fight every day for a tolerant, open, outward-looking United Kingdom. A country that works with its neighbours and allies as we strive for peace, tolerance and equality across the globe. A country in which children born in Wakefield today have a chance to thrive and do better than the previous generation.

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