Posted: 23.06.16

EU Referendum unites politics - article from June's 'LDN, London in short'

With the EU referendum vote today (Thursday 23 June), read an article from our most recent 'LDN, London in short' on how the 'Vote to Remain' has united politicians of all Parties. The Mayor of London and the Prime Minister put the acrimony of the Mayoral election

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With the EU referendum vote today (Thursday 23 June), read an article from our most recent 'LDN, London in short' on how the 'Vote to Remain' has united politicians of all Parties.

The Mayor of London and the Prime Minister put the acrimony of the Mayoral election campaign behind them as they presented a united front to make the case for Britain remaining in the EU. Despite the Prime Minister’s repeated criticisms of Sadiq Khan for sharing a platform with extremists, Cameron and Khan appeared together at the launch of a Britain Stronger in Europe battle bus.

The pair also unveiled a five point pledge card: a list of guarantees for voters if they vote to remain in the EU. Cameron stated that he was ‘proud’ to be there with the new Mayor, ‘someone who is a proud Muslim, a proud Brit and a proud Londoner’. Sadiq Khan’s first official speech as Mayor of London asked his constituents to back Britain remaining in Europe, setting out the ‘positive, patriotic and values based’ case for London.

He stated that ‘international collaboration is in our city’s DNA’ concluding that ‘London did not become the great, vibrant city it is today by taking an isolationist approach or by putting up new barriers’. YouGov polling on voting intention in the EU Referendum has shown a close race.

Over the past month the greatest lead by either camp has been by four points and the number of unsure voters has remained largely consistent throughout. The latest YouGov poll (5/6 June) puts Remain one point ahead of Leave, with 43% to 42%, and 11% of people polled still don’t know. Meanwhile, a YouGov poll from 3 June put Leave ahead, with 45% to 41%, and 11% don’t know. Prior to this, YouGov reported opinion was tied, with Remain and Leave polling 41% each, and 13% don’t know.

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