West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper was one of 498 MPs who voted in favour of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill to enable the government to trigger Article 50 ahead of their end of March 2017 deadline.

Speaking to the Champion, MP Rosie Cooper said:
“In 2011 I voted to support a Commons motion calling for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

“I believed then that the British people needed to have their say on our relationship with the EU. It was clear there was and is huge disillusionment and we need an opportunity to step-back and consider our relationship.

“I voted for the Bill triggering Article 50 last week because the British people have now had their democratic say and a majority have chosen to leave the EU.

“Here in West Lancashire 55% of people voting also chose to the leave the EU.

“Throughout this process I have championed the right of British voters to have their say and absolutely believe those wishes have to be honoured.”

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