NYfE supporters joined colleagues from other pro EU groups across Yorkshire last Wednesday (13th February) for our first foray outside Parliament – and we immediately made an impact.
– Our press release prompted widespread publicity including this story in the Bradford T& A
– Our letter from the newly formed Yorkshire for Europe, an alliance of 10 pro EU groups now active in Yorkshire & the Humber, was hand delivered to all 54 MPs with constituencies in our region
– We were met by Mary Creagh, Labour MP for Wakefield, and two other sympathetic Labour MPs from our region
– The handover was broadcast on BBC Look North
– Our colleagues Martin Brooks (York for Europe ) and Frederika Roberts (Best for Doncaster) secured face-to-face meetings with their respective MPs Julian Sturdy (Con, Outer York) and Caroline Flint (Lab, Don Valley)
– We joined more than hundred colleagues from SODEM (Stand of Defiance European Movement) Women for Europe and drew cheers from people passing by and thumbs up and horn blasts from motorists
– We joined SODEM’s inimitable Steve Bray for his “Six o Clock Shout” demanding an end to Brexit at the gates of Parliament.
Polly from SODEM has passed on her heartfelt thanks to NYfE/ Yorkshire for Europe – and has asked to keep coming to help build momentum for more and more groups to join us!