PENARTH MP DOUGHTY EXPLAINS WHY HE ABSTAINED IN COMMONS EU VOTE

The result of last night's vote was a landslide  Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth) was one of just 23 Labour MPs to abstain

The result of last night’s vote was a landslide Stephen Doughty (Cardiff South and Penarth) was one of just 23 Labour MPs to abstain

Stephen Doughty – the Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth has been explaining today why he abstained in yesterday’s House of Commons vote on the EU  .

A total of 461 MPs including Conservatives, Labour, UKIP,   voted by a landslide to trigger Article 50 before April 2017.  Doughty however was one of  only  23 Labour MPs who abstained.

Vote Leave came within a whisker of winning in the Vale of Glamorgan in the EU referendum in June

Vote Leave came within a whisker of winning in the Vale of Glamorgan in the EU referendum in June

In  last June’s EU In or Out Referendum, Cardiff  (not including Penarth) voted to “Remain” by 101,788 votes to 67,816 (60.6% voting to stay in the EU).

In the Vale of Glamorgan ( in which Penarth’s votes were included ) the result was almost evenly split with  only 36,681 voting to Remain in the EU (50.7%) whereas 35,628 voted Leave (49.3%). The vote in the Vale of Glamorgan was one of the tightest results  anywhere in Britain and rested on a tiny majority of only  1,053 votes.

In Wales as a whole 854,572 people – comprising 52.53% of the population voted to Leave the EU.

Today Doughty tweeted an explanation for his decision to stay away from the voting lobbies last night . In answer to Twitter correspondent Ian Beck he said :-

On Twitter Stephen Doughty MP for Cardiff South and Penarth explains his decision to abstained in last night's vote

On Twitter Stephen Doughty MP for Cardiff South and Penarth explains his decision to abstained in last night’s vote

 

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4 Responses to PENARTH MP DOUGHTY EXPLAINS WHY HE ABSTAINED IN COMMONS EU VOTE

  1. Taffy says:

    Stand aside doughty mp, there are better and principled candidates in the wings.

  2. Chris David says:

    Spineless grandstander. Get back to Penarth Doughty the business expert. We don’t give damn about your worldly opinions and neither does “statesman” Corbyn.

  3. Brian Selby says:

    Sitting on the fence again Mr Doughty, don’t think you could make a decision to save your life. Plenty to say about everything but never anything decisive.

  4. Ian Perry says:

    A few individuals own most of the UK’s media. The likes of Murdoch use their newspapers, websites, etc. to tell people what their opinion should be. I met one consumer of newspapers who told me back in the summer that Teresa May was doing an excellent job. When challenged as to why this was the case, given that she’d only appointed a cabinet and gone on holiday at that stage of her unelected reign, he was unable to give an answer, except to say that Corbyn was doing a bad job… Again, he could not explain what Corbyn had done for him to hold this opinion…

    There is no £350 million going to the EU as claimed. On one side we had fantasists and liars, and on the other, genuine idiots (Osborne and Cameron).

    What is clear is that support for the ideals of the EU is growing. June 23 was the Dunkirk of our time. We need leaders who are great thinkers and make well-informed decisions – not people like Boris who make one error after another.

    Michael Gove dismissed people with expertise. We have specially trained people to install gas boilers for a reason.

    Some economists are wrong… Economists are a broad range of people, whose work often is designed to support an ideology, rather than be truthful. But, there are people who warned of the credit crunch of 2008, and there are people warning of the problems ahead with ever increasing house prices. Politicians and the super-rich owned media ignore or shush these economists.

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