Bridget Phillipson Labour Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South
Houghton and Sunderland South MP, Bridget Phillipson has visited Scotland in recent weeks to campaign for a ‘no’ vote in the referendum vote.
Bridget has spoken to many voters in Scotland who recognise the shared values and interests between the North East and Scotland.
Glorious sunshine in Blantyre speaking to voters. V similar to north east &felt like home #LabourNo #letsstaytogether pic.twitter.com/Igc7Stfjjp
– Bridget Phillipson (@bphillipsonMP) September 11, 2014
The Wearside MP said:
“Governments are temporary but the result of Thursday’s referendum vote will be permanent and irreversible.
I don’t want to wake up on Friday to find that over 300 years of shared history, trade and industrial heritage has been permanently shattered with an international border separating the North east and Scotland.
More unites than divides us and I believe that the North east is better with Scotland, and Scotland is stronger as part of the Union.“