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MEP Judith Bunting says people of Chesham & Amersham can influence Brexit outcome

August 23, 2019 2:37 PM
  • Lib Dems beat the Brexit Party to come top in the European Elections in the Chilterns
  • Bunting said voters in places like the Chilterns could shape the path of history if there was a People's Vote or snap General Election
  • She urged people to "keep talking" to neighbours to unite the country
  • Chiltern Lib Dem Chair Walid Marzouk said: "No good will come out of Brexit." Judith Bunting MEP with Walid Marzouk

With less than 10 weeks until the UK looks set to crash out of the EU without a deal, Liberal Democrat MEP Judith Bunting said voters in places like Chesham & Amersham could "turn things around". Speaking at an event for local businesses hosted jointly by Simon Standish for the Chilterns4EU and the Chiltern Liberal Democrats, she said Brexit was "not inevitable" and people in the Chilterns should not give in but "keep talking and keep sharing" with others who are undecided on the issue. Bunting was elected at the European Elections in May as MEP for the South East of England. She said the success of the pro-Remain Liberal Democrats, who topped the poll in the Chiltern District ahead of Nigel Farage's Brexit Party, revealed the pro-European sentiment in the area, which could be crucial in a People's Vote or snap General Election. With 16 Lib Dem MEPs in Brussels, Bunting said the party were now an influential force and that people like the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier were listening to them.


"People in Brussels said to me, 'We're so glad you're here', everyone is positive. Michel Barnier is not renegotiating anything with anyone; we got ourselves into this mess and they are not going to reopen [the deal]."

Judith Bunting with local resident Jacquie Hardman (left)

Judith Bunting MEP and Jacquie Hardman