Bristol SU backs People's Vote campaign


University of Bristol Students' Union has backed the People's Vote campaign, calling for a referendum on the terms of the final Brexit deal. 

The Students' Union - which represents 22,000 members - has backed the anti-Brexit campaign. This follows a motion, proposed by Bristol Liberal Democrat Students, passed at the union's Annual Members' Meeting called for Bristol SU to formally oppose Brexit in any form.

73% of under-25s voted to remain in the EU in 2016. It is estimated that further 1.5 million young people have become eligible to vote since the referendum.

Max Langer, Clifton campaigner and Chair of the Bristol Liberal Democrat Students, said:

"Brexit will be the biggest hit to young people's opportunities since the financial crash and so it is brilliant to see Bristol SU standing up to fight for their member's futures.

"I look forward to seeing lots of University of Bristol students at the march, demanding a People's Vote with the option to remain. Here in Bristol, we will continue to press our Labour MP to join our cause and to listen to her young constituents."

James Cox, Lib Dem Bristol West Parliamentary Spokesperson and post-graduate student, added:

"It is remarkable that the government has decided to pursue such an ideological Brexit, one of the only times a government has acted so relentlessly to build a future against the expressed wishes of those who will have to inhabit that future. 

"I am very proud that the University of Bristol's students are making their voice heard and are standing up for the opportunities of young people. I urge, once again, our local MP Thangam Debbonaire to listen to her constituents and to act in their best interests." 

The Student Union is offering a free coach service for interested students to the upcoming People's Vote March for the Future in London on Saturday, October 20th. It is anticipated to be the largest pro-European march yet. 

The government is expecting to present its deal to Parliament in November. 


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