Brent’s Labour council passes motion for a People’s Vote on Brexit

A rally before a Stop Brexit march outside the Conservative party conference. Photograph: Peter Byrn

A rally before a Stop Brexit march outside the Conservative party conference. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Brent’s Labour councillors have voted for a People’s Vote in defiance of their party leader’s stance on Brexit.

Cllr Neil Nerva, representing Queen’s Park, put forward a motion for a second vote on exiting the European Union at a full council meeting on Monday.

He said: “The remainers and leavers are agreed on one aspect - they oppose the Theresa May deal.”

He added that the “logical thing is to let the people decide once and for all.”

He said there were three choices - accept Theresa May’s deal, accept a no deal or choose to remain.


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Cllr Suresh Kansagra (con) said: “The question of leaving has been decided by the people. There’s a deal, MPs can vote it out and maybe there’s no deal.”

Cllr Keith Perrin (Lab), said: “This is not our policy. We need to change the government and get a good deal.”

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Brent voted 62 percent in favour of remaining in the 2016 referendum.

Five councillors voted against and five abstained.

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