Crowds gathered at Town Hall Square in Chester today (Thursday, May 12) to hear deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson give a speech in support of Labour’s campaign to keep Britain in Europe.

Mr Watson arrived in style aboard the eye-catching red campaign battle bus that has been travelling up and down the country this week to promote the campaign.

The event was a timely reminder about the referendum which will be held on Thursday, June 23, and the party are encouraging people to make sure they have registered to vote before the cut off on June 7.

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Speaking to the crowds, Mr Watson said: “Two out of three products manufactured in the North West are exported to 28 countries in the European Union.

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"Trade with Europe is much simpler thanks to the work of our MEPs and so many small businesses in Chester will be benefiting from the trading arrangements we have with these countries."

Chris Matheson, MP for the City of Chester, added: “The arguments between the In and Out campaigns are becoming very negative, but every time I look up and see the Airbus Beluga plane flying over our city I am reminded of just how important Europe is to Chester’s prosperity.

"We can’t let the fear-mongers con us into the chaos of Brexit.”

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