Ann Coffey

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Brexit response

January 2019

As the crisis surrounding the Brexit negotiations has deepened, so the flow of concerned emails I have received has soared.

The people of Stockport voted to remain in the EU by 53.2 per cent to 46.8 per cent in the 2016 referendum.

In the last few weeks I have received more than 600 emails from constituents. It will come as no surprise to you that people have expressed many different views about Brexit and the way forward.

I also conducted a postal survey in those areas where a high number of people voted to leave in 2016.

I polled 4,500 households and what is striking is that of those who responded 71 per cent now feel ‘the people’ should have the final say on the Brexit deal and 72 per cent said that remaining in the EU should be an option in another referendum.

There has been a definite sign of a change of heart amongst people who voted Leave who now say they would like the opportunity to vote again. Of those who replied to say they voted Leave in 2016, 13 per cent said they would now vote Remain with many saying they felt misled or misinformed in the EU referendum.

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Response to EU Withdrawal Bill

Dear constituent,

Over the last week I have received a number of e-mails in relation to Brexit and the EU referendum.  The Government yesterday tabled a bill to give the Prime Minister the authority to trigger article 50.  The bill is currently very brief and amendments will of course be brought forward next week when it will be debated more fully by the House of Commons.

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