Chester voted to remain in the European Union at last year’s referendum on Britain’s EU membership.
According to the widely respected projections from Chris Hanretty of the University of East Anglia, the people of the City of Chester constituency voted 57.3% remain and 42.7% leave.
Theresa May has shown she is willing to risk Britain’s economic security by seeking to leave the single market. The impact a hard Brexit will have on jobs in Chester, many of which are in the financial sector, is unknown but potentially serious. Chester Liberal Democrats are calling on the Prime Minister to protect Chester jobs as part of any new deal.
The Liberal Democrats believe no one voted to make Britain poorer and given the huge risk of doing so, it is essential that people are given the democratic opportunity to express their view on the final deal.