The Newham and Barking & Dagenham Lib Dems have been consistently committed to a stronger Britain inside the European Union, campaigning both before and since the referendum to protect the rights and freedoms that we enjoy through being a member of the EU.
Brexit is one of the issues featured in our June 2017 Focus leaflet, available here.
Europeans in the local area
We cover two incredibly diverse boroughs and we feel passionately about protecting the rights of EU citizens whose home is here. We've already gathered hundreds of signatures for our petition asking the Government to guarantee their right to stay.
The benefits of EU membership
We believe that free trade and freedom of movement is a good thing. It creates jobs, increases prosperity and helps pay for things like the NHS, schools and public services. Our livelihoods are improved because of free trade - including through our membership of the Single Market. That is why we are fighting for Britain at the very minimum to remain a member of the Single Market.
The British people voted for departure but not for a destination, which is why we are also calling for the Government to give the British people a vote on the final deal that it negotiates with Europe.
The terms of Brexit will have a huge impact on jobs, security and the opportunity to travel and live abroad, and the Tory Brexit government should therefore be required to put their deal to the British people before it is finalised.
Click here to sign our petition to guarantee EU citizens’ rights in the UK and UK citizens' rights in the EU.