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Cumbrian MPs Unite To Make Case For Europe

June 9, 2016 3:00 PM

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has joined forces with Cumbria's other representatives in parliament to pen an open letter setting out the positive case for Britain to remain in Europe.

The letter, signed by the six MPs from three different political parties, explains that EU membership supports Cumbrian economic prosperity, and allows the UK to work collectively with other European countries to tackle borderless issues such as terrorism and climate change.

The Cumbrian MPs explain that they have "…set aside our differences to join forces on this one issue, with the simple message: without doubt, Cumbria's best interests are served by Britain remaining within the European Union".

Tim said: "There are very few issues which unite MPs from across the political spectrum, but the question facing the country on the 23rd June is so much more important than party politics. It is not about questions such as who will be the next leader of the Tory party, but rather how best we can support our economy, tackle the problems we face, and create a secure and prosperous future for our children. We are united in saying that the answer is a vote to 'Remain' in Europe.

"Here in Cumbria, our businesses rely on access to the world's largest single market and EU support is critical for many of our farmers. More than this, a vote to remain sends a message that we live in an outward-looking country, that will work with our neighbours and allies to deal with the global challenges we face, such as climate change, cross-border policing and combating terrorism."