Brexit ‘act of self harm’ says Change UK Candidate

Former Conservative Richard Ashworth calls on Eastleigh voters opposed to Brexit to support him in the EU Elections

Richard Ashworth

Change UK candidate Richard Ashworth calls on Eastleigh voters opposed to Brexit to support him in the EU Elections

With campaigning for the Euro Elections on May 23 now in full swing Change UK candidate Richard Ashworth says he is committed to maintaining a strong voice inside the European Parliament for Hampshire – protecting jobs and inward investment from the European Union.

Richard Ashworth who is the number one European Parliamentary candidate for ‘Change UK – The Independent Group’ represented the South East region as a Conservative MEP for 14 years but was expelled from the party – along with fellow Conservative MEP Julie Girling – over their opposition to Brexit.

Ashworth joined the Change UK  – a new party formed by breakaway remain supporting Labour and Conservative MPs – in March.

In a press release Ashworth said

“This act of self-harm in the form of Brexit that has distracted our entire society from addressing the issues that affect people like rising levels of crime, education and the health service.”

“It is absolutely essential that Hampshire retain its voice inside the European Parliament.  Businesses from Hampshire must have the Single Market open for their exports to survive.”

“I urge the people of Hampshire to go out and vote on May 23 and return candidates who want the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union.”

  4 comments for “Brexit ‘act of self harm’ says Change UK Candidate

  1. Renard
    May 11, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    We have already expressed our feelings towards the EU. The majority voted to leave and politicians promised to honour that democratic decision. Since then, politicians like Mr Ashworth have done their best to thwart the will of the people. Shameful.

  2. Paul Nicholls
    May 11, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    16.14 million people utterly disagree with your opinion

  3. J dance
    May 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    But Mr Ashworth has been consistent – he never supported Brexit. The “thwarters” are the ERG……

  4. Renard
    May 12, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Ashworth stood for election under the Conservative manifesto, which pledged to honour the democratic Referendum by withdrawing us from the EU (as, incidentally, did the Labour manifesto). If he did not support that manifesto, he should not in honour have stood as a Conservative candidate. As for 16.14 million ‘utterly disagreeing’ with my opinion, how on earth can Paul Nicholls know that?

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