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A number of politicians, public figures, newspapers and magazines, businesses and other organisations endorsed an official position during the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016.

Remain[edit]

Government[edit]

Registered political parties[edit]

Business leaders[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Conservative Party[edit]

Within the Conservative Party (which is officially neutral):
the Prime Minister and most Ministers, specifically:

Others include former Prime Minister John Major,[41] former party leader William Hague,[42] former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine,[43] Damian Green, David Willetts[44] and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke.[45]

The group Conservatives for Reform in Europe was founded by Nick Herbert, Eric Pickles, Caroline Spelman, Guto Bebb, Simon Burns, James Cartlidge, Jo Churchill, Damian Collins, Edward Garnier, Mark Garnier, Dominic Grieve, Stephen Hammond, Simon Hart, Oliver Heald, Kevin Hollinrake, Nigel Huddleston, Jeremy Lefroy, Bob Neill, Victoria Prentis, Mark Prisk, Jeremy Quin, Gary Streeter.[46]

Other MPs supporting the 'Remain' campaign include Mark Lancaster,[47]

Independent[edit]

International figures[edit]

From other European Union member states[edit]

Other countries[edit]

Businesses[edit]

Newspapers and magazines[edit]

Local Government authorities[edit]

Organisations[edit]

Noted Individuals[edit]

Leave[edit]

Registered political parties[edit]

Business leaders[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Conservative Party[edit]

Within the Conservative Party (which is officially neutral): Six Cabinet members:

& the current Mayor of London Boris Johnson;[117][118][119] the Conservative candidate for the 2016 mayoral election, Zac Goldsmith;[120] former leader Michael Howard,[121] former Defence Secretary Liam Fox[122] and the leader of the Welsh Conservative Party Andrew R.T. Davies.[123] The party campaign to exit the EU is "Conservatives for Britain" which is headed by Lord Lawson (Nigel Lawson) and Lord Lamont (Norman Lamont).[124]

A very large number of Conservative MPs, perhaps as high as 200, have announced that they will campaign for Britain to vote to Leave:[125]

Other prominent Conservatives are Daniel Hannan, David Campbell-Bannerman and Lord Tebbit (Norman Tebbit),[126] The Bow Group, a Conservative think-tank, is also lending its support to the Leave.EU campaign.[127]

Labour Party[edit]

Within the Labour Party (which supports Remain): The Labour Party's campaign to leave the EU is Labour Leave. This is headed by donor John Mills. Among Labour Leave MPs are Kate Hoey,[128] Khalid Mahmood,[129] Kelvin Hopkins,[130][131] Roger Godsiff,[132] Frank Field,[133] Graham Stringer.[134] John Cryer[135] and Gisela Stuart [136]

Green Party[edit]

Within the Green Party (which supports Remain): Member of the House of Lords and London Assembly Member Jenny Jones (Baroness Jones) will campaign to leave.[137][138]

Liberal Democrats[edit]

Within the Liberal Democrats: Former Hereford MP Paul Keetch has announced he wants Britain to leave the EU.[139]

Independent[edit]

International figures[edit]

From other European Union member states[edit]

Other countries[edit]

Businesses[edit]

Newspapers and magazines[edit]

Local Government authorities[edit]

Organisations[edit]

Noted Individuals[edit]

Officially endorse neither side[edit]

Registered political parties[edit]

Businesses[edit]

References[edit]

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Politicians[edit]

The Conservatives[edit]

Within the Conservative Party (which is officially neutral):