Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps has urged British people to help backbencher James Wharton MP, in his bid to secure the first EU referendum in 40 years.
Today the Party Chairman and the Prime Minister launch a new campaign website, www.LetBritainDecide.com, which makes it simple for people to join the campaign to back the Bill.
www.LetBritainDecide.com aims to “build public pressure, to give people a voice, and to urge MPs from other parties to listen to their constituents.”
Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps said:
“Britain deserves a vote. It’s been nearly 40 years since the British people last had their say on Europe. People feel the EU is heading in a direction they never signed up to.
“That is why Conservatives want to give Britain a clear vote – in or out – before the end of 2017, after a full renegotiation.
“A draft Bill to make this happen will soon be debated by MPs – but, crucially, it needs the support of other political parties to pass. Britain needs everyone to build public pressure on this. That’s why we are launching LetBritainDecide.com today: to give people a voice, and to urge MPs to listen to their constituents.”
James Wharton MP said:
“Fundamentally this is about democracy and trusting the people. We must give the British people a choice on this important issue, and have an open and frank debate before that decision. I hope that MPs from all sides will back the Bill and show that they back democracy, and the right of their constituents to decide on our future in the EU.”