Stroud District Council could join the campaign for a referendum on the government’s Brexit deal tomorrow.

Councillors will call on the government to “give the British people a vote on whatever deal they end up getting” if they back a motion proposed by Labour and Green councillors at a full council meeting.

Voters should also have the opportunity to choose to stay in the EU, according to the motion, which notes that 55% of Stroud District voted Remain in 2016.

The government currently only needs Parliament to sign off on its departure deal with the EU.

If passed, the motion will also see the council write to two MPs calling for them to back the People’s Vote campaign: Labour MP David Drew for Stroud and the Conservative Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP for The Cotswolds.

In July, Mr Drew, who backed the Remain campaign but described himself as an “old school Eurosceptic” during the 2017 general election, told the SNJ he did not want to see another referendum on Brexit, arguing it would only deepen divisions in the UK.

Similarly, in December, Mr Clifton-Brown, who campaigned for Leave in 2016, voted against a second referendum amendment to the government’s flagship Brexit bill.

Ahead of the motion going before councillors on Thursday, August 9, the Green councillor backing the motion argued voters should get another say on Brexit now that they have “the full information” on what leaving the EU will mean.

“Now that we can at last see the possible roads ahead, the people’s voice should be heard again on which destination we want,” said cllr John Marjoram, who is seconding the motion proposed by Labour’s Doina Cornell.

“We know that Brexit and the type of Brexit will have a profound effect on the health and wellbeing of Stroud district residents and workers and therefore has significant implications for the work of SDC.

“My preference is to build a thriving UK as an active and positive member of the EU - but it should be the people’s informed choice.

“We didn’t have the full information when we voted two years ago - so it’s only fair to have another decision on the final deal.”

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