It has been 40 years since the British people last had their say on Europe in a referendum.
Achievements to date:
Alok launched a local campaign in 2007 calling on the then Labour Government to honour its 2005 manifesto commitment to give the British people a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
Alok welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron in January 2013 that he would seek to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with Europe and then hold an in-out referendum.
Alok voted to support Conservative Party efforts to pass a Private Members Bill which would have given the British people a say on Europe for the first time in 40 years. Unfortunately, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats blocked the bill in Parliament.
Alok will continue to support Conservative efforts to give the British people a say on Britain’s future in Europe.
“My own view is that the country’s best interest is in a reformed European Union focused on maximising trade and increasing competiveness, which is why I am delighted that the Prime Minister has committed to re-negotiating our position in Europe and to bringing back powers from Brussels to Westminster.”
“Only the Conservatives are voting to give the British people a say on Europe. Labour denied the British people a vote on the Lisbon Treaty in 2007 and now they want to refuse them a say again.”