Cross Party Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Prime Minister,

We the undersigned Members of Parliament, business leaders and representatives are writing to you about the threat that leaving the European Union without a deal poses to the manufacturing industry. Many of us represent constituencies with a significant manufacturing presence. Manufacturing plants employ thousands of our constituents and their jobs will be put at immediate risk if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union with no deal. We are acutely aware that 29th March is fast approaching.

The renaissance of manufacturing and its supply chains in this country, bolstered by demand for exports, has markedly improved the lives of our constituents. The principal market for these exports has been the European Union. The revival of the manufacturing industry has created innumerable jobs, not only via direct employment but also in the supply chain and ancillary services.

A whole generation of young people have had the opportunity to access world-class training and gone onto highly skilled and well-paid employment in manufacturing with iconic, global and market-leading companies. As a result, the aspirations of a generation have been raised.

Leaving the EU without a deal would cause unnecessary economic damage. Trading on World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms would instantly make our manufacturers less competitive and make it very difficult for the industry to justify producing goods in the UK for export. Leaving without a deal would make continued investment in UK manufacturing a real challenge for global firms, when they have plants in other European locations. Without continued investment and confidence in the UK manufacturing sector, thousands of jobs across the country will be put at immediate risk.

As a cross-party group of MPs, business leaders and representatives, we are united in our determination that the UK must not crash out of the EU without a deal. We urge the Government to agree a mechanism that would ensure a ‘No Deal’ Brexit could not take place and are confident this is a path that Parliament would support.

Yours ever,

Jack Dromey MP                                                                    Rt. Hon. Dame Caroline Spelman MP

Rt. Hon. Caroline Flint, MP for Don Valley

Rt. Hon. Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead

Matt Western, MP for Warwick and Leamington

Rt. Hon. David Hanson, MP for Delyn

Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby

Rt. Hon. Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough

Richard Graham, MP for Gloucester

Sir Roger Gale, MP for North Thanet

Bob Neill, MP for Bromley and Chislehurst

Paul Masterton, MP for East Renfrewshire

Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire

Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Soames, MP for Mid Sussex

Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe

Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury

Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC, MP for Beaconsfield

Jeremy Lefroy, MP for Stafford

Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon

Mark Garnier, MP for Wyre Forest

Sir Oliver Heald QC, MP for North East Hertfordshire

Darren Jones, MP for Bristol North West

Preet Gill, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston

Jim Cunningham, MP for Coventry South

Maria Eagle, MP for Garston and Halewood

Khalid Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Perry Barr

Ian Austin, MP for Dudley North

Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South

Richard Burden, MP for Birmingham Northfield

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak

Chris Matheson, MP for City of Chester

Rt. Hon. Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham

Gareth Snell, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central

Ruth Smeeth, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North

Dr. Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for City of Durham

Julie Elliott, MP for Sunderland Central

Stephen Doughty, MP for Cardiff South and Penarth

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East

Alex Sobel, MP for Leeds North West

Rt. Hon. Kevan Jones, MP for North Durham

Mike Amesbury, MP for Weaver Vale

Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North

Anna Turley, MP for Redcar

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West

Colleen Fletcher, MP for Coventry North East

Helen Goodman, MP for Bishop Auckland

Rt. Hon. Mark Tami, MP for Alyn and Deeside

Rt. Hon. Liam Byrne, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill

Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham

Madeleine Moon, MP for Bridgend

Roger Godsiff, MP for Birmingham Hall Green

Rt. Hon. Dame Margaret Hodge, MP for Barking

Chris Stephens, MP for Glasgow South West

Rt. Hon. Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby

Bridget Phillipson, MP for Houghton and Sunderland South

Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood

Rt. Hon. Pat McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East

Paul Sweeney, MP for Glasgow North East

Rt. Hon. Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton & Wallington

Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East

Gillian Keegan, MP for Chichester

Nick Boles, MP for Grantham and Stamford

Rt. Hon. Ed Vaizey, MP for Wantage

Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon

Dame Louise Ellman, MP for Liverpool Riverside

Catherine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green

Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley

Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore

Ruth George, MP for High Peak

Paul Farrelly, MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme

Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth

Sarah Jones, MP for Croydon Central

Clive Betts, MP for Sheffield South East

Diana Johnson, MP for Kingston upon Hull North

Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South

Rt. Hon. Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter

Phil Wilson, MP for Sedgefield

Gareth Thomas, MP for Harrow West

Ian C. Lucas, MP for Wrexham

Adrian Bailey, MP for West Bromwich West

Bill Esterson, MP for Sefton Central

Martyn Day, MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk

Stewart McDonald, MP for Glasgow South

Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury

Jo Stevens, MP for Cardiff Central

Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North

Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury

Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow

Emma Hardy, MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

Clive Efford, MP for Eltham

Stephen Morgan, MP for Portsmouth South

Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South

Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath

Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon

John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle

Andy Slaughter, MP for Hammersmith

Bambos Charalambous, MP for Enfield Southgate

Owen Smith, MP for Pontypridd

Stephen Kinnock, MP for Aberavon

Rt. Hon. Sir Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset

Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes

Rt. Hon. Sir Ed Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton

Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman QC, MP for Camberwell and Peckham

Angela Eagle, MP for Wallasey

Anna McMorrin, MP for Cardiff North

Rt. Hon. Yvette Cooper, MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford

Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West

Joanna Cherry QC, MP for Edinburgh South West

Hannah Bardell, MP for Livingston

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge

Jo Platt, MP for Leigh

Kerry McCarthy, MP for Bristol East

Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield

Nic Dakin, MP for Scunthorpe

Helen Jones, MP for Warrington North

Peter Kyle, MP for Hove

Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield

Tonia Antoniazzi, MP for Gower

Liz Twist, MP for Blaydon

Karl Turner, MP for Kingston upon Hull East

Neil Coyle, MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen

Yasmin Qureshi, MP for Bolton South East

Alan Brown, MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun

Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East

Liz McInnes, MP for Heywood and Middleton

Karen Buck, MP for Westminster North

Dr Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton

Stuart C. McDonald, MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

Angus Brendan McNeil, MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Mhairi Black, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South

Gill Furniss, MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough

Sir David Crausby, MP for Bolton North East

Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield

Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

Gerald Jones, MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Marsha De Cordova, MP for Battersea

James Frith, MP for Bury North

Mike Gapes, MP for Ilford South

Jeff Smith, MP for Manchester Withington

Siobhan McDonagh, MP for Mitcham and Morden

Mohammad Yasin, MP for Bedford

Alex Norris, MP for Nottingham North

Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central

Chris Bryant, MP for Rhondda

Matthew Pennycook, MP for Greenwich and Woolwich

Alan Whitehead, MP for Southampton Test

John Grogan, MP for Keighley

Neil Gray, MP for Airdrie and Shotts

Brendan O’Hara, MP for Argyll and Bute

Deidre Brock, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith

Drew Hendry, MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

Chris Law, MP for Dundee West

Dr Philippa Whitford, MP for Central Ayrshire

Kevin Brennan, MP for Cardiff West

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North

Dr Paul Williams, MP for Stockton South

Steve Reed, MP for Croydon North

Vicky Foxcroft, MP for Lewisham Deptford

Tan Dhesi, MP for Slough

Barbara Keeley, MP for Worsley and Eccles South

Valerie Vaz, MP for Wallsall South

Nick Thomas-Symonds, MP for Torfaen

Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, MP for Tooting

Seema Malhotra, MP for Feltham and Heston

Vernon Coaker, MP for Gedling

Holly Lynch, MP for Halifax

Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Lou Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley

Jonathan Reynolds, MP for Stalybridge and Hyde

Lesley Laird, MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Danielle Rowley, MP for Midlothian

Hugh Gaffney, MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

Martin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian

Liz Saville Roberts, MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd

Jonathan Edwards, MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

Ben Lake, MP for Ceredigion

Hywel Williams, MP for Arfon

Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West


Chris Ruane, MP for Vale of Clwyd