It's clear now that only the Conservatives can deliver a referendum on Europe

Yesterday Ed Miliband effectively confirmed that if Labour are in government after the next election they will not give the British people a say on our membership of the European Union.

This admission shows that the only way to achieve an in-out referendum on Britain’s EU membership is by electing a Conservative Government. Only the Conservatives can deliver real change in Europe.

Karl McCartney MP commented: ‘Our relationship with Europe isn’t working as well as it could and it needs to change. Our Prime Minister David Cameron has set out a plan to seek a new settlement for Britain in Europe, and will then let the British people decide in an in-out referendum by the end of 2017.

‘But yesterday Ed Miliband said that there won’t be a referendum under Labour. The Liberal Democrats won’t have one either and UKIP can’t deliver on their promises.

‘There is now no doubt that the only way people in Lincoln and across our Country can have a say on Britain’s membership of the EU is by voting Conservative.’

Prime Minister David Cameron said: ‘Ed Miliband has made his position crystal clear – there will be no referendum under Labour. Only the Conservatives will guarantee and deliver that referendum. It will only happen if I am Prime Minister.’

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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney MP at karl.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk / 020 7219 7221.