Campaigned to Stop Brexit

  • I took a leading role in the Britain Stronger In Europe campaign; campaigned around the country for Remain; and debated Brexiters like Nigel Farage, Daniel Hannan, and Kate Hoey.

Fought for Remain in Parliament

I co-chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group on EU Relations; tabled amendments to key Brexit legislation; and voted to protect EU citizens' rights, prevent a No Deal Brexit and for a People's Vote.

Co-founded the People’s Vote campaign

I brought together a coalition of pro-European and anti-Brexit organisations, and co-founded the People's Vote campaign to demand that the public get the democratic final say on Brexit.

Campaigned for Remain

In the EU Referendum I took a leading role in the Britain Stronger IN Europe campaign - I campaigned around the country making the case for Britain to stay in the EU and debated Brexiters like Nigel Farage, Daniel Hannan, and Kate Hoey.

Held Vote Leave politicians to account

In February 2017, I put down an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill that would have forced the Government to provide an analysis of the impact of Brexit on health spending following claims that Brexit would allow an additional £350m per week to be spent on the NHS. 

 


Chuka Umunna tabled an Amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to force the government to provide an analysis of the impact of Brexit on the public finances. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/224

Voted to protect EU citizens' rights

In August 2016, I launched a petition calling on the Government to ensure that EU citizens living in Britain are guaranteed the right to remain. I’ve consistently voted in Parliament for legislation to protect their rights.  

 


Chuka Umunna voted on an opposition motion to protect the rights of EU nationals currently living in the UK, including the right to live and work in the UK should the UK leave the EU. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/136

Chuka Umunna voted for an amendment to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill to protect the residence rights of citizens of the EU and their family members who were lawfully resident in the UK. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/226 

Scrutinised the Tory Government’s Brexit legislation

In January 2018, I co-signed a letter to the Brexit Secretary demanding the full publication of the Government’s analysis of the impact of Brexit on the British economy. 

In November 2018, I tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill that would have forced the Government to publish an economic impact assessment of the withdrawal agreement.

 


Chuka Umunna tabled an amendment to the Finance Bill that would have forced the Government to publish an economic impact assessment of the Withdrawal Agreement. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2017-2019/0282/amend/finance3_rm_cwh_1112.1-7.html

Led the coalition of pro-EU organisations

In July 2017, I set up and Co-Chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group on EU Relations that brought pro-European and anti-Brexit politicians across both Houses of Parliament together. 

In February 2018, I set up and chaired the Grassroots Coordinating Group that brought together and coordinated the work of pro-European and anti-Brexit grassroots organisations - including Open Britain, the European Movement, and Best for Britain - to campaign for a People's Vote.

Co-founded the People's Vote campaign

In April 2018, I co-founded and launched the People’s Vote campaign to fight for the public to get the democratic final say on Brexit.

Repeatedly voted for a People's Vote

I have repeatedly voted for a People’s Vote to give the public the democratic final say on Brexit.

 


Chuka Umunna voted for an amendment to a motion on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU that sought an extension to Article 50 to stage a People’s Vote. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/629

Chuka Umunna voted for Margaret Beckett's motion on a confirmatory public vote that would have ensured the public a vote to approve any Brexit deal passed by Parliament, before it can be implemented. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/661

Chuka Umunna voted for Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson’s motion on a confirmatory public vote that would have ensured the public a vote to approve any Brexit deal passed by Parliament, before it can be implemented. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/668

Chuka Umunna signed an amendment to the Queen’s Speech 2019 that would have required the government to make arrangements for a public vote on the latest Withdrawal Agreement or remaining in the EU. 

Chuka Umunna signed Early Day Motion 72 ‘People’s Vote’ that called for the Government to bring forward legislation to hold a People's Vote on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or should leave the EU on the final terms agreed between the Government and the EU. https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/53420/peoples-vote 

Voted against the Tories’ Brexit deals

I voted against both Theresa May’s and Boris Johnson’s disastrous Brexit deals which would have left the UK in a worse position and damaged our economy. 

 


Chuka Umunna voted against Theresa May’s Brexit deal. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/562 

Chuka Umunna voted against Theresa May’s Brexit deal. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/623

Chuka Umunna voted against Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/722

Repeatedly voted to prevent a No Deal Brexit

In June 2017, I tabled an amendment to the Queen’s Speech against leaving the European Union without a deal. 

I have also voted for a range of measures to prevent a No Deal Brexit. 

 


Chuka Umunna tabled an Amendment to the Finance Bill that would have forced the Government to publish an economic impact assessment of the Withdrawal Agreement. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/270 

Chuka Umunna voted against a motion to the EU Withdrawal and Future Relationship Votes in favour of leaving the EU on 12 April 2019 without a Withdrawal Agreement. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/655

Chuka Umunna voted for the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act (also known as the Benn Act) that provided a statutory obligation for the government to prevent a no deal Brexit on 31 October 2019 by requiring the Prime Minister to ask for an extension of Article 50. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/714 

Chuka Umunna voted for the Letwin Amendment to withhold approval of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal until the Withdrawal Bill implementing Brexit has been passed. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/721

Voted to Revoke Article 50

In March 2019, I voted for a motion that would have required the Government to revoke Article 50 to prevent a No Deal Brexit if they failed to agree a deal with the EU.

 


Chuka Umunna voted for a motion to the EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship Votes that would have required the government to revoke Article 50 if they failed to agree a deal with the EU. https://commonsvotes.digiminster.com/Divisions/Details/660