With only 4 weeks to go to the EU Referendum, Banbury Labour Party have invited Lord Stewart Wood, a Labour member of the House of Lords and an Oxford academic, to address a public meeting in support of the Labour In For Britain campaign.
The meeting is free and open to the public, and is being held at the Cornhill Centre, Castle Street, Banbury, this Thursday 26 May at 8pm.
Lord Wood who is a former government advisor on European policy said, “I’ve spoken across the country in support of the case for Britain to stay in the European Union. The decision we make on June 23 will have lasting significance for all of us in this country, and I passionately believe that our prosperity, influence & security will be greater if we vote to remain.”
Sean Woodcock, Leader of the Labour Group on Cherwell Council says, “As someone firmly in favour of Britain remaining a member of the European Union, I am very excited that Lord Wood will be visiting Banbury and putting that case to local residents. I hope that people, who may think they know how they intend to vote or may still be undecided, will take the time to come and listen.”
Lord Wood continued, “I’m going to make the case for remaining in the EU based on our economic, security and wider international interests. I want to look at the evidence for both the Leave and Remain arguments, and talk about how I think it would be a mistake for Britain to think it can meet the main challenges that face us in the coming decades by withdrawing from, rather than engaging with, our European allies in the EU.”