Northumberland MPs join forces in campaign to leave EU

Ronnie Campbell MP
Ronnie Campbell MP

MPs from two sides of the political spectrum will be campaigning for the same cause in Northumberland today.

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell and Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan will both be on the streets of their respective towns, making the case for Britain to leave the EU.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP

Both politicians come together under the Vote Leave coalition as they believe the North East would benefit from a British exit.

Mr Campbell, who is a member of the Labour Leave campaign, has been vocal in his belief that ever closer union does not benefit the region.

The Labour MP, who will host a street stall at Blyth market place from 12:30pmy, said: "The only way I would vote to stay in the EU is if there is a total reform of the EU, because it is an undemocratic and very expensive organisation."

Meanwhile Anne-Marie Trevelyan vowed to campaign for a British exit if David Cameron could not secure radical reform to the country’s relationship with the EU.

Mrs Trevelyan, who will be at Alnwick Market Place today, said: "We will be campaigning this weekend to share the message of the Vote Leave campaign, one that I believe, and one that says Great Britain can be stronger and more globally focussed in its outlook if we vote to become an independent nation.

"I hear that David Cameron's negotiations will not be enough to provide the reform needed for our country. I look forward to talking with people this weekend about the issues that they need to consider before voting."

Also today, Conservative general election candidate Jacob Young will lead campaigning on Redcar High Street from 10am. He will be supported by UKIP and Labour Party members.

In Durham Market Place, UKIP regional treasurer Al Roberts will lead campaigning from noon, supported by Conservative activists and non-political volunteers.

Meanwhile, in Newcastle, UKIP general election candidate Gary Legg will be talking to members of the public from 2pm, supported by other party members, Conservative party members and activists.