Council Leader says EU is a matter for the electorate following approval of motion at Full Council

Published Monday, 29 February 2016

A motion stating that Bromley Council would be better off if Britain was out of the European Union was carried at Full Council on Monday 22 February by 23 votes to 7 with 30 abstentions.

Council Leader Cllr Stephen Carr, who abstained during the vote, said: “Whilst I could argue the EU does have negative impacts on Bromley Council, including directives on waste and recycling which bring added cost to the borough, the EU is not a matter for Bromley Council, it is for the electorate of Great Britain to decide. I encourage residents to weigh up the arguments over the next few months and vote according to their personal choice in the referendum on 23 June.” 

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Notes to editors: 

The motion regarding the impact of the EU on Council business was moved by UKIP Councillor David Livett and seconded by Councillor Terrence Nathan. It read as follows:

“This Council agrees that the negative impacts that the European Union has upon the efficiency and cost of Bromley Council activities mean Bromley Council would be better off if Britain was out of the European Union.”

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