This is just a quick note to say that while the overall party position of Something New was to recommend Remain, individuals within the group did not all conform the same way, and we would never expect them to.
We welcome people from both sides of the referendum debate, and in fact from different sides of all debates. We must build bridges going forwards to heal the division the referendum has created, and unite behind things that we all know are wrong, such as the increase in racial hatred over the last week.
I believe that the way we collaborate here is uniquely suited to building those bridges, and that our future as a party depends on using openness and collaboration to help us understand each other.
If you voted Leave, please don’t to be put off by the overall party position (or my own personal one), as we need you more than ever to help bridge the divide, build better policy to solve the problems we all see in the world, and show that a better way is possible.
Let’s work together for a better future.