Clare Moody, Gibraltar MEP, praises Labour manifesto for Gibraltar promises
Labour’s MEP for the South West & Gibraltar, Clare Moody, has welcomed the party’s manifesto pledges on Gibraltar that was released yesterday (16th May).
The manifesto states that if Labour wins the UK General Election on 8th June, the party will ensure that “there is no change in the status or sovereignty of Gibraltar.”
The manifesto goes further, saying that Labour will “protect Gibraltar’s economy and ensure that its government can continue to create jobs and prosperity in the years to come.”
Speaking after the manifesto launch, Clare said:
“I warmly welcome my party’s pledges on the future of Gibraltar as we head into the Brexit negotiations and beyond. Labour has made it crystal clear that the sovereignty of Gibraltar would not be up for negotiation under a Labour government. There can be no doubt that Labour respects and supports the self-determination of Gibraltarians, as well as wanting Gibraltar to succeed on its own terms into the future.
“It is vital that the next Government recognises and delivers on the interests of Gibraltar, both with the ongoing relationship with the UK and on the border and other issues related to the future negotiations. I am proud to say that is exactly what a Labour government will do.”