Oxford West & Abingdon Conservative Parliamentary candidate James Fredrickson hosted Andrea Leadsom MP, taking her on a tour of Botley businesses and community groups, including visiting the Westway development and Branches Youth Cafe.
James said “speaking to businesses and community groups today, the over-riding message is that they want certainty. Most people accept the result of the referendum, but they are crying out to have clarity about how we will be leaving the EU and on what terms. Until they have that, businesses are increasingly nervous about making investment decisions. I’m delighted that Andrea could come here today to hear that first hand, ahead of such a critical week in the Houses of Parliament.
Andrea said: “I’m delighted to be able to come to Botley today to speak to local employers, students and local volunteers. Uncertainty about how the UK will leave the EU has gone on too long and that was a clear message today. The Government is working hard to secure a deal. It was also great to meet the young after-school volunteers and to chat to them about my job as Leader of the Commons”.
When asked about the prospect of a second referendum, James said: “As someone who voted and campaigned to remain, it’s very tempting to think that we could ask the question again and change the result. But during the campaign I committed to accepting the outcome of the vote. I don’t believe that politicians should ignore the outcome of a liberal democratic process”.