Council asks Government for Brexit clarification

Published: Monday, 26th November 2018

Oxford City Council has published letters from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Susan Brown, to the Government and to local MPs concerning Brexit and the People’s Vote.

Council motions have expressed concern about the impact that Brexit may have on the city, and have called for support for a People’s Vote.

Oxford's links to Europe are strong. Over 70 per cent of the city's voters voted to remain in the EU. Many EU nationals live in Oxford and the city benefits from close economic ties, with both large and small companies having successful trading links to Europe.

Councillor Brown has therefore written to the Government seeking accurate and up-to-date information that it needs to best engage with businesses, institutions and communities, and to protect Oxford, the Council and council services from the effects of the Government’s approach to Brexit.

Councillor Brown has additionally written to the two local Members of Parliament, Anneliese Dodds MP and Layla Moran MP explaining the Council's concerns and communicating its position on the People's Vote.

The three letters are available to view on the council's website.

People's Vote Motion Letter to Anneliese Dodds MP - 20 November 2018

People's Vote Motion Letter to Layla Moran MP - 20 November 2018 

Brexit Motion Letter to James Brokenshire MP - 20 November 2018