Assurances for Merton's EU citizens
Noting the result of the EU referendum, we, the undersigned, call on our local MPs and Merton Council to fight to ensure that EU citizens already settled here can continue to: live, work and study here, and use public services for free, as they currently do. We call on them to push for the negotiations with other EU countries to include the same rights for British Citizens in the EU.
During the referendum campaign, many people living and working in the area told us they were worried about their rights in the UK if we voted to leave the EU. We want the UK Government to reassure them that their rights will be maintained.
This is a time for unity - and that must include all our EU citizens who make such a big contribution to life locally, and the UK generally.