BREXIT: STILL EVERYTHING TO PLAY FOR!
First, big thanks to all of our supporters who have believed in our cause and put their passion and energy into fighting Brexit for many months. Collectively we pulled out the stops in the run-up to the General Election. We dropped our leaflets urging tactical voting into almost 10,000 homes in Bath. Many of us campaigned very hard for our political parties.
Our political landscape changed dramatically overnight. Bath is now back in Liberal Democrat hands! Congratulations to our new MP, Wera Hobhouse, who beat Tory incumbent Ben Howlett with a decisive majority. Support for Wera came not only from traditional LibDem voters but also from members of other parties who have had enough of Tory cuts and want to stay close to our European neighbours. Unfortunately Europhobe Jacob Rees-Mogg retained his seat in North East Somerset but Labour made some inroads.
Theresa May gambled by calling this General Election. Far from winning the resounding majority she sought, she and the Tories now face a hung Parliament. Brexit negotiations are set to begin on 19 June. As Bath for Europe has said all along and as this fast-moving situation demonstrates, nothing is certain and we have everything to play for. We will campaign harder than ever to fight Brexit!
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