Kelly calls on UK citizens in Ireland to register to vote in Brexit referendum

Alan Kelly TD
13 May 2016

Labour Party TD Alan Kelly has called on UK citizens living in Ireland to register to vote in the upcoming Brexit referendum.

Deputy Kelly commented: “The Brexit referendum has profoundly significant ramifications for Ireland, the UK and the rest of Europe. The Labour Party firmly believes in the UK remaining in the European Union.

“The European Union has been hugely successful at maintaining peace in our continent, creating prosperity and promoting geo-political cooperation.

“I believe it would be to the detriment of the UK and Europe if UK citizens voted to leave the European Union in the June referendum.

“I would encourage all UK citizens living in Ireland to register to vote in the Brexit referendum and to vote for remaining in the European Union.

“As an MEP I saw first-hand how it is within Ireland’s strategic interests to have our closet neighbour and our largest trading partner remain in the European Union. The European project has achieved a great deal since its inception and can deliver even more progress in the years ahead.”

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