Lib Dem leader Tim Farron MP meets local Lib Dems to support EU Referendum Campaign
‘We must lead not leave’ was the message Tim Farron gave to members of Middlesbrough, Tees Valley and North East Liberal Democrats when he met them at the Lib Dem spring conference in York about their referendum campaign at the weekend.
Speaking later Tim said,
‘The EU needs further renewal and reform to meet the challenges of the 21st century. By leading, and not leaving, we can maximise our influence to drive renewal and reform of the EU. This is Britain’s time to lead the way.’
‘Let’s complete the single market, and drive forward the digital economy, give small business much greater representation in Brussels and let’s spearhead green growth and sustainability.’
Stan Martin, from Saltburn and Chair of North East Liberal Youth, welcomed Tim’s support for the local #INtogether campaign:
‘The Tory government is hindering the future of young people like me. Tim gets the North East and how important remaining in the EU is for us.
As Tim said, “..the real Northern Powerhouse is the spirit of its people”, that’s spot on for me.’