Banbury Labour Party to debate EU vote

Banbury Labour party will hold a piblic meeting to debate and discuss the upcoming EU referendum

By The Newsroom
Monday, 23rd May 2016, 1:49 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2016, 2:51 pm
Lord Wood
Lord Wood

With only 4 weeks to go to the EU Referendum, Banbury Labour Party have invited Lord Stewart Wood, a Labour member of the House of Lords and an Oxford academic, to address a public meeting in support of the Labour In For Britain campaign.

The meeting is free and open to the public, and is being held at the Cornhill Centre, Castle Street, Banbury, on Thursday May 26 at 8pm.

Lord Wood grew up in Tonbridge, Kent and attended the Judd School. In 1986 he went to University College, Oxford, where he obtained a first-class degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics. He then went to Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar where he completed a PhD in Government in 1996.

He has taught at Oxford University since 1995. From 1996-2011 he was a Politics Tutor at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he is still an unpaid emeritus fellow. In 2016 he was appointed a Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford.

From 2001 to 2007 he was a member of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Council of Economic Advisers, specialising in education policy, local government affairs and EU policy. He was part of the Treasury team that delivered the “Five Tests” assessment recommending that the UK not join the Euro in 2003. From 2007-2010 he served as an adviser to Gordon Brown, Prime Minister covering foreign policy; Northern Ireland; and culture, media and sports policy. After the 2010 election he helped run Ed Miliband’s campaign to become Leader of the Labour Party, and served as an adviser to Ed Miliband from 2010 to 2015.

Lord Wood said; “I’ve spoken across the country in support of the case for Britain to stay in the European Union. The decision we make on June 23 will have lasting significance for all of us in this country, and I passionately believe that our prosperity, influence & security will be greater if we vote to remain.”