Richard Benyon votes against EU citizens rights

West Berkshire Stronger Together (WBST) was deeply disappointed to learn that Richard Benyon voted against an amendment to the European Union Bill that would have ensured that all EU citizens legally living in the UK on the date of the EU referendum would have their right to stay protected before Article 50 is triggered.

According to a list in yesterday’s Independent, Richard Benyon was among the 332 MPs who voted down the amendment, with a majority of just 42.

At our meeting with Richard Benyon last Saturday, Mr Benyon appeared to agree with WBST that this was an important issue, saying he thought that reassurances should be given to EU citizens. Unfortunately, Mr Benyon’s actions speak louder than his words.

WBST Press Release

Did you miss our ‘Rally For EU’?

Did you miss our ‘Rally for EU’?

Don’t worry: take a look at our photo gallery or watch this video to hear our speakers share their reflections on the current Brexit situation:

  • Paul Field, Newbury Green Party
  • Jonny Roberts, Newbury Labour Party, and
  • Judith Bunting, Newbury & West Berkshire Liberal Democrats.


PRESS RELEASE: WBST Meeting with Richard Benyon and Rally for EU

It was a busy weekend for West Berkshire Stronger Together.

On Sat 4th February we met with Richard Benyon, MP, to discuss our concerns about Brexit and the stance he is taking in relation to it.

We followed this with our Rally for EU in Newbury Town Centre.

Read our Press Release to find out:

  • what Mr Benyon said to us
  • how we responded, and
  • what our Speakers, Paul Field, Jonny Roberts and Judith Bunting, had to say at our Rally.

Brexit White Paper Published Today

The European Union Bill, allowing the Prime Minister to start the Brexit process, was passed in Parliament last night by 498 votes to 114: Richard Benyon voted for the Bill.
Today the white paper on the Government’s Brexit Strategy is published. What do you want to see in that document? What does a good deal for West Berkshire look like to you?
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