Bridget Phillipson, Houghton and Sunderland South MP, is supporting Labour In For Britaincampaign.
Commenting on the campaign, Bridget said:
“Jobs and growth in the north east rely on Britain’s continuing membership of the European Union.
“Over half our nation’s exports go to EU countries, worth hundreds of billions of pounds every year.
“EU law guarantees UK workers a minimum of 4 weeks paid holiday, protected maternity and parental leave, equal treatment for part time and agency workers. Cross border challenges such as terrorism, organised crime and climate change cannot be tackled by one country alone.
“A vote to leave is a vote to remove our influence and voice. It would jeopardise thousands of jobs and businesses in our region.”