Posted: Sun 6th Jan 2019

Updated: Wed 13th Feb

Regions business leaders to give politicians their views on Brexit impact ahead of crucial vote

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jan 6th, 2019

Business leaders from across North Wales and the North West of England will get to tell high-profile politicians exactly what they think about the impact of Brexit ahead of the crucial ratification vote on the deal.

The event being held at Theatr Clwyd in Mold on Friday, January 11 will give the business community the opportunity to influence elected representatives ahead of the Westminster vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal scheduled for the following week.

First Minister Mark Drakeford, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rebecca Long Bailey and Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates will be among the speakers at the Brexit conference on Friday.

The conference will also be attended by Assembly Members from North East Wales, MPs and around 300 business representatives from both sides of the Welsh-English border.

Politicians will chair discussion groups where companies can share their views and ask questions on the impact of Brexit.

Each chairman will then present a summary of the group’s debate to the whole conference.

Next delegates will cast their votes, either for Mrs May’s deal, for no deal, or for remain.

“This is the only event in the UK where grassroots business representatives can debate the issues around Brexit directly with high profile politicians,” said chairman of Deeside Business Forum Askar Sheibani.

“The vote is going to be very visual. The result will be clear, and will make sure businesses really influence our MPs ahead of the vital ratification vote.”

Jack Sargeant, AM for Alyn and Deeside, said:

“Brexit is a huge issue for businesses in my constituency, from Airbus and Toyota to smaller companies, and this is the case across North Wales and the North West.

“My fellow politicians and I are really keen to hear the views of grassroots company representatives and discuss the impact Brexit will have on them. We will all be coming to listen and to really engage.”

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