MP is appointed director of ‘Vote Leave North West’

Nigel Evans
Nigel Evans

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has been appointed as Director of Vote Leave North West.

Commenting on his appointment Mr Evans said: “I am delighted to have been given this responsibility before the most important vote many of us will make in our lives. I am 58 and was too young to vote in the last referendum on our relationship with the EU in 1975, as will be the case with the majority of voters.

“David Cameron must be given credit for giving the British people the final say on our continued membership of the EU. I suspect that this will be the last referendum we will have on the subject in our lifetime.

“I firmly believe that leaving the EU and engaging with it on our terms is in the best interest of UK PLC. We are the second largest contributor to the EU’s budget, currently £350 million every week. I would much sooner see that money spent on public services in Britain rather than on vanity projects and the other priorities on the European Commission.”

He added: “Getting power back from Brussels is long overdue. In Britain if the electorate are dissatisfied with a Government, they have regular opportunities to remove it. This is not the case with the European Union, with the major decisions being taken by the unelected, unaccountable Commission.

“The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy, and we have a large trade deficit with the EU. There are no circumstances under which the EU would not continue trading with the UK.

“Furthermore, leaving the EU will allow us to take back control of our borders. In both 2013 and 2014 net migration into Britain was over 300,000. This level is unsustainable and a vote to leave will allow only the British Government to decide who we need to come to our country.

I will work hard to take our country out of the European Union.”