Chris White: We need stability after Brexit vote

Warwick and Leamington's MP is calling for stability despite sharing the district's disappointment at the UK's vote to leave the EU.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 5:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 6:18 pm
Chris White MP in Warwick. MHLC-23-01-16 Chris White NNL-160124-214231009

Chris White, who supported the remain campaign before Thursday’s vote, said he has been contacted by many constituents in the past week, and that action must now be taken for our future.

Warwick was the only area in the West Midlands to vote remain with a turnout of almost 80 per cent.

A total of 47,976 people voted to remain in the EU while 33,642 voted to leave.

Mr White told the Courier: “I share the same disappointment as many local residents who have contacted me about the result in the last few days.

“I would like to pay tribute to the representatives from other parties who put politics to one side and worked together in a positive way towards a shared goal.

“It was remarkable that in the West Midlands, Warwick District, with a 58.8% vote, was the only one to remain.

“It is now of the utmost importance that we focus on creating stability but I am confident that the issue of leaving the European Union will receive extensive scrutiny and debate in Parliament, of which I will play a role; not least through my membership of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee and my commitment to manufacturing.

“Warwick and Leamington is unique in its makeup in terms of the local economy. We are home to creative industries, to a thriving technology sector and to manufacturing companies both large and small.

“The area will continue to be my priority as events unfold and working together we will continue to prosper through our sense of community, our energy and our dynamism; something of which I believe we can be very proud.”