Vote Remain to secure Croydon’s bright future
Steve Reed, Labour MP for Croydon North, has warned that leaving the European Union would see Croydon lose jobs and investment.
Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday 15 June, Steve Reed said
“that the risk of a Leave vote meant that Croydon’s bright future has a big question mark hanging over it.
But the Croydon North MP said that he was ‘confident that voters in Croydon North will vote next week to remain part of the European Union’. People in Croydon benefit from the EU’s employment protection, as well as the jobs and investment from London’s role as Europe’s leading financial centre. Investors would think again about backing Croydon if it was outside the EU.”
Steve has been campaigning for a Remain vote across the borough, including launching the Croydon Labour In campaign at the start of June.
You can read Steve’s speech in full here or watch it above.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.