MP backs election call but business is worried

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A Lancashire MP has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a General Election for June 8.

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said: “This is the right thing for us to do to make sure Britain has the best bargaining position with the European Union.

“An election now will give the Prime Minister a mandate in order to get the best deal for the British people.

“This will give us the certainty, stability, security and strong leadership we need to get that deal.

“It is the only way we can have a successful Brexit, bearing in mind all of the other parties are in-fighting over our decision to leave the European Union.”

But business leaders are worried.

Babs Murphy, Chief Executive of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce said “Businesses will naturally be apprehensive that attention will unavoidably shift from the economy and the uncertainties of leaving the EU to a potential election campaign.

“They will need assurances that the key challenges facing the economy will be continue as a priority throughout the election period.”