Umunna: Single Market membership is vital for British working people

Responding to confusion about the Labour Party's position on UK membership of the EU Single Market, Chuka Umunna MP, Chair of Vote Leave Watch, said:

"Working people the length and breadth of Britain benefit enormously from Britain's place in the European Single Market.

"It helps our companies sell without barriers to our biggest market, creating good jobs in manufacturing, technology, and other industries.

"Furthermore, the rules of the Single Market enshrine vital rights for workers like the right to equal pay, regular rest breaks, and equal treatment for agency workers.

"Labour should be fighting for Britain to stay in the Single Market, not turning a blind eye to its advantages. I hope our party clarifies its position in support of UK membership of the Single Market, and continued close engagement with Europe."