VIDEO: David Cameron talks about what he thinks the benefits are of staying ‘in’ to Notts
David Cameron used a visit to Nottinghamshire to warn the area could lose out on new jobs if Britain votes to leave the European Union.
The Prime Minister is touring rail factory Progress Rail in Sandiacre and asked people to back his ‘Remain’ campaign ahead of the June 23 referendum.
He comes hot on the heels of former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who visited John A Stephens builders’ merchants in Nottingham last month as part of the Vote Leave movement.
Mr Cameron quoted figures from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, showing more than 100,000 UK manufacturing jobs will be created by the EU’s single market over the next decade.
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He argued they would all be at risk in the event of leaving the union, including 11,410 in the East Midlands.
Mr Cameron said: “The East Midlands has a proud industrial history and by staying in the EU we can secure a proud industrial future.
“From aerospace to automobiles, almost 90,000 manufacturing jobs here depend on trade with the EU’s single market, either directly or through the supply chain.
“Around 11,400 manufacturing jobs will be created in the coming years thanks to our place in Europe.
“A vote to remain is a vote for jobs, growth and the certainty the manufacturing sector needs.”
In pictures: Mr Cameron toured the factory floor at Progress Rail in Sandiacre
The question on the referendum papers later this month will ask: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”
The options for voters will be ‘Remain a member of the European Union’ and ‘Leave the European Union’.
Supporters of the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign, often referred to as ‘Brexit’ say the country does not get value for money from the Union and suffers from not having enough control over making its own laws.
Those supporting Remain, often tagged ‘Bremain’, say the country will be economically safer and more secure if it continues its membership.