Wearside MPs back EU 'In' campaign

Two Wearside MPs are backing the campaign to keep Britain in Europe.

Sunday, 21st February 2016, 12:15 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st February 2016, 12:30 pm
Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott

The country will vote on whether to accept David Cameron's renegotiated deal with the EU or to quit altogether on June 23.

But Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott and her Houghton and Sunderland South colleague Bridget Phillipson have already made their feelings clear on social media.

Houghton and Sunderland South MP Bridget Phillipson

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The pair took to Twitter to show their support for the 'In' campaign.

Bridget Phillipson Tweeted: "We're stronger when we work together as part of EU. Our membership crucial to businesses across NE, creating jobs & prosperity #StrongerIn"

And Julie Elliott reTweeted a message from the Labour Party and another from the the 'Stronger In' campaign. which read: "The EU referendum will be on 23 June: the only choice for a stronger + safer Britain is to vote ‘Remain’ #StrongerIN."

Houghton and Sunderland South MP Bridget Phillipson