Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate Drew Heffernan is urging Old Bexley & Sidcup MP James Brokenshire to reject Theresa May's Hard Brexit manifesto and instead pledge to protect the local economy by keeping Britain in the single market.
Theresa May is expected to include her Brexit negotiating priorities in the Conservative snap election manifesto in an attempt to lock all Conservative candidates into supporting a Hard Brexit. These are set to include a pledge to withdraw from the single market, end the free movement of people in the EU and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.
Drew Heffernan, Liberal Democrat candidate for Old Bexley & Sidcup has written to Mr Brokenshire demanding he stands by his principles and sign up to an alternative pro-European platform, including fighting to keep Britain in the single market and defend the right to remain for the over 2,600 European citizens living in Old Bexley & Sidcup
He commented: "If James Brokenshire signs up to a Hard Brexit manifesto it will go against everything he says he believes. It would show our local MP is not willing to stand up for our local economy or the European citizens living here.
"This election is a chance for voters in Old Bexley & Sidcup to change the direction of our country. People here deserve an MP who will stand up for what they believe in, including fighting to prevent a disastrous Hard Brexit and keep Britain in the single market. James Brokenshire must make clear where he stands on what is the biggest issue of the day.
"The Liberal Democrats will stand up for Britain's place in Europe and to keep our country open, tolerant and united."