Tunbridge Wells voted to remain in the European Union with a majority of 54.9%. We were extremely disappointed that this result was not reflected in the overall results of the recent referendum.
A number of residents have asked what to expect after the referendum to leave the European Union so we will give a brief explanation of what we know so far. The government will need to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to notify the European Union that the United Kingdom no longer wishes to be a member. The government will then need to negotiate the terms of our exit from the European Union. This may take up to two years. In the meantime, we will remain in the European Union and will need to honour our agreements. Our Members of the European Parliament will continue to work to represent us within the European Union. Our Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for the southeast is Catherine Bearder. More information about her work in the European Union can be found here: http://www.bearder.eu/
Our leader, Tim Farron, has assured us that the Liberal Democrats will continue to fight to remain in or rejoin the European Union. We hope you will join us.