Promoted by Mark Ward-Jones on behalf of the Torfaen Constituency Labour Party at 27 Brunel Road, Fairwater, Cwmbran, Torfaen NP44 4QT.
Working together for Torfaen
Dear local residents,
As we know many local people have questions about the referendum this Thursday, we had planned to hold a series of coffee mornings and surgeries in Blaenavon, Pontypool and Cwmbran last Friday. However, the tragic events of last week meant that we had to postpone, so we thought we’d write this letter instead.
We know this is an issue that has provoked strong feelings, and we would never presume to tell people which way to vote. However, as people have asked us for our thoughts, we wanted to outline them.
We believe that Torfaen would be best served by a vote to remain in the EU. That is not because we think the EU is perfect – we recognise the concerns that people have about many issues including immigration. But we don’t believe these problems would be solved if we left the EU. Instead, we believe our membership of the EU gives us five key benefits:
We work hard to stand up for local people here in Torfaen and we love our country – we believe Britain is better off remaining in the EU.
Ps. Whatever your views in this referendum, we are here to stand up for you. If we can ever be of any assistance, you are welcome to use the contact details in this letter.