Vice chair of the Brecon and Radnorshire Liberal Democrats constituency executive committee, Councillor Jackie Charlton, has confirmed it is fully behind the party’s conference policy decision on Brexit

It adopted as party policy for the next General Election that a Liberal Democrat-run UK Government would revoke Article 50 (the means by which the UK is to leave the EU) as a way to get the UK out of Brexit negotiations and avoid a ‘no deal’ exit.

At the executive committee meeting last week, attended by Brecon and Radnorshire’s newly-elected Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Jane Dodds, members voted unanimously to support the motion to be debated at the conference.

Cllr Charlton said: “The protracted Brexit negotiations over three long years have led the UK to the brink of a disastrous ‘no deal’ exit, which threatens the livelihoods of millions of British people and has deeply damaged the country’s international reputation. The scars that this process has left will take many years to heal and huge amounts of money here and in the other EU states has been wasted on preparing for no deal, when none of that expenditure should have been necessary.

“While the Liberal Democrats will continue to support the campaign for a People’s Vote as a means of giving the people the final say on any ‘deal’ the current Tory Government manages to achieve or in a ‘no deal’ situation, people will now know that the only sure way to stop Brexit is to elect a Liberal Democrat Government at the next General Election.”