General Election 2017: Kerry Pollard promises St Albans second Brexit referendum
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The Labour candidate for St Albans, Kerry Pollard, has promised a second referendum on the the Brexit deal.
This is despite Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ruling out the idea, and the party’s manifesto making no mention of it.
In a video on the ‘Kerry Pollard for MP’ Facebook page, Mr Pollard said: “My first pledge to the people of St Albans is that once the Brexit negotiations have taken place, there should be a further referendum. So that the British people can decide whether they like it or not.”
His pledge mirrors a promise made by the Liberal Democrats to offer the British public a say on the Brexit deal.
The Labour manifesto, on the other hand, only says they would give Parliament a vote on the deal.
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Mr Pollard said: “Though not party policy yet, I would use my influence with the parliamentary party to make it policy - having much more chance of success than the eight Liberal Democrat MPs, who can promise but not deliver.”
The election is being held on Thursday, June 8.
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