2016 07 – Labour and Northern Ireland

T-Shirts Were In!

Will Straw, Executive Director of the Stronger In Europe campaign, sent the following message to Michael Robinson in Northern Ireland.


The outcome of Thursday’s referendum is clearly a huge disappointment for everyone who voted Remain.

There will be lots of conflicting views in the days ahead about why our country ended up voting to leave.

But I think everyone involved in the campaign should be proud of what we have achieved. Up and down the country, people wore our T-shirts with pride, spoke to complete strangers about the positive case for Remain, and handed out our literature – in rain or shine, weekend after weekend.

In the end 16,141,241 people voted for our cause – more than any political party has ever achieved, if not ultimately enough to prevail. And 73% of 18-24 year olds voted for Remain showing that we were on the side of the future of this country.

So on behalf of everyone at the campaign, I just wanted to say thank you. And let us all resolve that this is not the end of the road for people who believe that Britain is Stronger in Europe.

Best wishes

Will Straw

Executive Director