Martin Whitfield MP has welcomed the decision by Scottish Labour’s Executive to back a confirmatory vote on any Brexit deal with Remain as an option on the ballot paper which the party will campaign for.
The decision followed Scottish Labour Leader Richard Leonard’s call for the party to take an unequivocal position on the issue after the European elections.
Mr Whitfield has been a leading campaigner for this position within the party for over a year.
Commenting on the announcement, Martin Whitfield MP said:
“The news that the whole Labour party in Scotland will be campaigning hard for a people’s vote is welcome.
“Polls show Labour has lost four times as many voters to more overtly pro-PV parties than to the Brexit Party and now the party in Scotland is placing itself on the side of its members and its voters in calling for this crucial question to be put back to the people.
“In Scotland and in Wales the party is swinging behind the campaign for a People’s Vote and now is the time for the whole party nationally to do so also. It is the right thing to do for Labour the lead the campaign for a People’s Vote from the front and I urge Jeremy Corbyn and those around him to follow the lead given today by the party in Scotland.”