Fri, 19 Feb 2016
With the final date of the EU Referendum expected to be announced today (Friday) local Liberal Democrats have organised a street stall at the weekend to canvas support for staying in Europe.
The party will operate a stall between 10am and 4pm outside Newbury’s Marks & Spencer at Northbrook Street, collecting signatures for the “IN” campaign.
Parliamentary spokesperson for the Newbury Liberal Democrats Judith Bunting said: “We are proud to share our enthusiasm for being British and also European, and look forward to welcoming like-minded people of all parties to Saturday’s street stall.
“We want to dispel the myths about the EU that are peddled by the national media. The coming Referendum on Britain’s EU membership is the most important political issue in my lifetime.
“It will affect all our children and grandchildren.”
Organiser of the street stall and Newbury Town Councillor Martha Vickers (Lib Dem, Northcroft) said: “We are working with people from all political parties and none on this campaign.
“We welcome support from anyone concerned at the prospect of leaving the EU. We will be collecting signatures, handing out leaflets, recruiting helpers and answering questions from the public.”