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EU elections: Labour council leader calls on party to campaign to remain

Georgia Gould has message for party's national leadership

26 May, 2019 — By Richard Osley

CAMDEN’S Labour council leader tonight (Sunday) called for her party to demand a second referendum on Brexit and campaign fully behind remaining in Europe.

Georgia Gould was responding to EU election results which saw the Liberal Democrats win in nearly every ward in Camden, including Labour strongholds like Camden Town, Kentish Town, King’s Cross, Cantelowes, Bloomsbury and Holborn and Covent Garden.


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She said: “These results show how strongly many in our community feel about fighting Brexit. Camden Labour has taken a strong stand against Brexit and marched alongside many in our community to demand that the British people have the final say. Tonight I call on my party nationally to hear the strong message from our community and pledge unequivocal support for a confirmatory vote on any deal and to campaign for remain.”

Despite holding both parliamentary constituencies in Camden with considerable majorities and a giant majority in the council chamber, Cllr Gould’s party were only ahead in Somers Town, Regent’s Park and Kilburn/

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