Labour’s big red battle bus will be in Cambridge as part of the campaign for Britain to remain in the EU.
The bus, emblazoned with the words “vote remain, 23 June” and is on a nationwide tour visiting 100 towns and cities. Labour MPs Kate Green and Caroline Flint were on board the bus and were welcomed to Cambridge by Daniel Zeichner MP and Richard Howitt MEP.
Local MP Daniel Zeichner said: “Labour’s pro-EU campaign is really motoring. Remaining in the EU is the best choice for Cambridge, economically, for security and because we’re an outward looking, tolerant city. But for me this is personal too. My grandfather was from Shepreth. His life was shattered by the disaster of the First World War after he lost his leg at Passchendaele. It took another world war for far-sighted people to come together to set up European structures to make sure the atrocities they had experienced would never happen again. For me, this simple argument will always trump any criticism of the EU’s bureaucratic frustrations.”