Today I’ve been back on my home turf in the West Midlands, talking to people about why we believe Britain is better off in the European Union - and what's at stake on 23 June if we take a leap into the unknown and vote to leave.
Over the past five years, European companies have invested in over 220 different projects in the West Midlands alone, creating or protecting around 16,000 jobs. In total, around 250,000 jobs in this region depend on exports to the EU – that’s around 9 per cent.Read more
Yesterday I visited the new state of the art Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), in Dordon, North Warwickshire. Delivered by the previous Labour Council, with funding from the European Union’s rural development programme (LEADER), it is a perfect example of the positive social and economic impact that Europe is having on our rural communities here in the UK.Read more
Just over three decades ago Harold Wilson campaigned for a ‘yes’ vote in the 1975 European referendum.
He passionately believed it was in the national interest for the UK to stay in the European Common market, as it was then called. But not all of his Labour colleagues agreed. Some of the most senior members of Wilson’s Cabinet campaigned for Britain to pull out.Read more
In just a few weeks’ time, this nation will face one of the biggest decisions of the post-war period. It is a decision that will shape our shared destiny.
No corner of the UK, from the coasts of Cornwall to the Isle of Skye will be unaffected.
No family will be untouched by the decision.
Every citizen – whether they vote or not – will feel the impact.Read more
Tom passionately believes the interests of the UK are best served by voting to remain in the European Union on June 23. Europe has protected, enhanced and extended the rights of working people in the UK for decades.Read more
Click here to read about the real reasons' 'Leave' campaign want to leave Europe.
It’s wonderful to be in Coventry. Thank you to Coventry Transport Museum for hosting us today. This city has a rich cultural and industrial heritage. And it is resilient. Coventry survived brutal recessions – including the last one – because of the endurance, skill, resourcefulness and ingenuity demonstrated by the working people of this city.Read more