Posted by: westlancashirerecord | May 22, 2017

Rebel Rosie Cooper Voted Leave in 2011

Today we return to the claim by Tory Sam Currie that “Of all of the candidates in West Lancashire I am the only one who voted leave in the EU referendum last year”. Sam might be astonished and even humbled to learn he was forestalled by “Rebel Rosie”  Cooper by a mere six years. And her options were clear and are on the record.

It’s a fact forgotten by many but needs to be re-stated as Currie himself makes it an issue. We go back to the Bury North Conservative MP David Nuttall and his motion on the “National Referendum on the United Kingdom’s Membership of the European Union 24 Oct 2011 That this House calls upon the Government to introduce a Bill in the next session of Parliament to provide for the holding of a national referendum on whether the United Kingdom should (a) remain a member of the European Union on the current terms; (b) leave the European Union; or (c) re-negotiate the terms of its membership in order to create a new relationship based on trade and co-operation”.

Among the “rebel voters” was Rosie Cooper MP as reported by   in the House of Commons 24 Oct 2011 National Referendum on the United Kingdom’s Membership of the European Union, recorded as “minority Rebel”.


  1. Pushing the actualite a little there. She didn’t vote Leave. She voted to give us the chance to vote Leave in a referendum. Well done for that, even if she is/was a remainer.

    • That was my point, though not clearly explained. She rebelled and voted to give ALL of us the chance to personally Vote Leave, which was perhaps way ahead of the political views then. And she immediately undertook to support Brexit as soon as the referendum was decided.

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