Change Britain

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Change Britain
Change Britain logo.svg
Formation 10 September 2016 (2016-09-10)
Purpose UK withdrawal from the EU
Headquarters 10 Greycoat Place
London
Location
  • United Kingdom
Key people
Gisela Stuart (Chair)
Robert Salisbury
Maurice Glasman
Boris Johnson
Website changebritain.org

Change Britain is a pressure group in the United Kingdom set up by leaders of the Vote Leave campaign after the 2016 Referendum, in which 51.9% of participating voters voted in favour of leaving the European Union. Its stated aim is "to campaign for a Brexit which takes back control of our laws, borders, money and trade".[1]

History

Change Britain was founded as a successor to the Vote Leave campaign, with support from many of its key figureheads including Labour MP Gisela Stuart (Chair) and Conservative MP and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.[2] The group had attracted criticism for seemingly dropping Vote Leave's pledge to increase spending on the National Health Service (NHS),[3][4] but chairwoman of both organisations, Gisela Stuart, reaffirmed this pledge in a speech to the House of Commons.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Who Is Change Britain". Retrieved 20 November 2017. Change Britain was set up by leading members of Vote Leave to campaign for a Brexit which takes back control of our laws, borders, money and trade.
  2. ^ Walker, Peter; Helm, Toby (11 September 2016). "Boris Johnson backs Brexit pressure campaign Change Britain". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  3. ^ Bulman, May (11 September 2016). "Brexit: Vote Leave camp abandon £350m-a-week NHS vow in Change Britain plans". The Independent. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  4. ^ Helm, Toby (10 September 2016). "Brexit camp abandons £350m-a-week NHS funding pledge". The Guardian. Politics. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  5. ^ Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston (31 January 2017). "European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons. col. 864. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
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