On 23 June Britain decides on whether we continue our membership of the European Union. I alongside the majority of the Labour Party believe that we are stronger, safer and better off by remaining in the EU.
Over three million British jobs are linked to trade with other EU member states. Our membership of the EU allows the UK to be part of the biggest trading bloc in the world. A vote to leave the EU is a vote for risk, economic uncertainty, and instability.
The Labour In For Britain campaign has been working tirelessly to encourage as many people as possible to vote for the UK to remain in the EU. This referendum will be one of the most important moments in our country’s history. Please join me in casting your vote on 23 June to remain a member of the European Union.
Find out more about my work on the EU Referendum Campaign
Along with Alan Johnson MP, Chuka Umunna MP, and many residents of Tower Hamlets I've been campaigning locally ahead of the referendum.
Tower Hamlets has the highest proportion of permanent young residents in the UK, with more than a quarter of the population aged between 21 and 30. Under-25s are only half as likely to vote at all as over-65s, but this referendum is the chance to make sure everyone’s voice is heard.
A vote to remain in the EU will safeguard opportunities to build a better, stronger and more peaceful world. That's why I am voting to stay in Europe and urging those from British Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in my constituency and across the country to do the same.