Brexit is no cure for ‘world’s problems’ says Northampton’s Labour leader

Councillor Danielle Stone says she is "saddened" by the result of the EU referendum.

Councillor Danielle Stone says she is "saddened" by the result of the EU referendum.

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The leader of Northampton’s Labour group fears the county will “suffer” from the effect of Brexit for “decades”.

Following the referendum result this morning, leader of the opposition on the borough council, Councillor Danielle Stone (Lab, Castle) has issued a stark warning following the public vote.

In a statement this morning she said she was very disappointed by the result, which also saw 58 per cent of people vote to leave in Northampton.

She said; “I fear residents and businesses in Northamptonshire will suffer as result from Brexit.

“The world’s problems are not going to go away just because we have left. The consequences of this will be felt for years if not decades.”

She added that the referendum campaign talked to the “disempowerment, pain and fear” she said was felt in many communities as a result of Tory leadership.

“We are a divided country,” she said. “We now need to work for hope not hate.

“It’s our job as Councillors to engage at the grass roots and fight for jobs, security, affordable housing and a better environment.”