Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire’s latest e-consultation sought local residents’ views on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union.
More than 330 people took part in the survey with 2 in 3 voting to remain in the EU. However many yes respondents said the institution was not without its flaws and that significant reform should be made.
Commenting, Jo Swinson said:
“The comments from local residents were some of the most interesting I’ve ever received from an e-consultation.
“The main reason people voted yes was for the economic impact, with several respondents noting that they had direct experience of how much easier it is to do business within the EU. Another message from those voting yes was that we should do what is in the best interests of the UK and not pander to the Tory right!
“Of those voting no, many felt the EU had become a ‘gravy train’ for bureaucrats and others were concerned about the cost to the UK of implementing legislation from Europe.
“I support remaining in the EU and think we have a better chance of achieving a more competitive, open, leaner and less bureaucratic institution by working positively from within.”
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