Here are the Labour MPs who have signed the People’s Pledge calling for an in/out referendum.
In other words, a list of MP’s who directly oppose their leader Ed Miliband’s position on Europe:
- Ronnie Campbell (Blythe Valley)
- Rosie Cooper (West Lancashire)
- David Crausby (Bolton North East)
- John Cruddas (Dagenham)
- John Cryer (Leyton and Wanstead)
- Natascha Engel (North East Derbyshire)
- Jim Fitzpatrcik (Poplar and Limehouse)
- Roger Godsiff (Birmingham, Hall Green)
- Tom Harris (Glasgow South)
- Kate Hoey (Vauxhall)
- Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley)
- George Howarth (Knowsley)
- Austin Mitchell (Great Grimsby)
- Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton)
- Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South)
- Derek Twigg (Halton)
- Keith Vaz (Leicester East)
The most notable is John Cruddas, who is Ed Miliband’s Policy Chief.
He says he “very much backs the campaign for the referendum” and that “the political classes should invite people into the discussions that effect their everyday lives, and none more important than our future relationship with Europe.” He also we should “use every opportunity to push the case for a referendum.”
Given that this is going to be a clear dividing issue at the next election, and Cruddas is in direct conflict with his leader, how can can he hold on to his position running the policy review?