MP backs election call but business is worried

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

Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:18 pm

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.

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“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.”