GM Mayor Andy Burnham will campaign to Leave even if Labour gets new Brexit deal

The Liberal Democrats have responded to comments from Labour's Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham who has said he will campaign to Leave the EU in a second referendum – even if Labour secures a new Brexit deal.

Responding, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Manchester John Leech said:

“Andy Burnham backing Leave is an insult to hardworking Northerners, but this is nothing new.

“Labour have spent years messing around, flirting with both sides and all the while enabling and supporting Brexit every single step of the way.

“At least Andy Burnham is being honest. He is a Leaver and far more bothered about keeping his own job than protecting the millions of jobs at risk from leaving the EU. 

“Labour are taking Manchester for granted and hoping it will go unnoticed. But they cannot risk the livelihoods of people here and expect to get away with it.

“It couldn’t be clearer. Only the Lib Dems will stop Brexit and build a brighter future for Manchester.”

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