Doughty – Important moment as Royal College of Nursing back People’s Vote

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) this afternoon voted at their 2018 congress in Belfast to back a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

Commenting, Stephen Doughty MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign said:

“This is an important moment: a democratic trade union representing nearly half a million members working in the health service and in public health have just demanded a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

“Our NHS is at the heart of our national life, and when those who work in it speak up about its future we should all take notice.

“The Royal College of Nursing have shown real leadership today, and it’s time politicians recognised that this is too big an issue to be left to 650 MPs in Westminster and must be in the hands of all 65 million people in the UK.”

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Notes to editors

The RCN voted, on a card vote, by 364 to 163, to back an emergency motion stating: That this meeting of RCN Congress asks Council to show its strength by lobbying the government of the UK for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.