Bristol West voted overwhelmingly to stay in the European Union. Despite this, our Labour MP decided not to back key amendments that would have stopped a hard Brexit and she refuses to give you the final say on the deal.
In the latest development in the Brexit saga, MPs voted on amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill, the key piece of legislation that will decide how, when and if we Brexit.
One of the vital amendments included Britain adopting the Norway Model (EEA membership) that would have kept Britain in the single market and protected jobs and our economy.
This cross-party amendment had the support of enough Tory rebels to block a hard Brexit, if the Labour Party voted for it. Labour and our MP decided not. Instead they backed an amendment that EU officials dismissed as “cakeism”.
What exactly is the difference between a Labour and Tory Brexit?
Our Labour MP has flat-out rejected a People’s Vote on the final day. The Lib Dems are working hard to make sure you get the final say on Brexit.
We need to avoid a hard Brexit which will undoubtedly damage the country and make us less safe and less well off. However, whilst staying in the Single Market and Customs Union is essential, the best option for Bristol is to exit from Brexit.