The Liberal Democrat case on Europe is being endorsed by experts left, right and centre.
Our case is that being in the EU is vital for economy. It means jobs, trade and prosperity.
I spoke to Nick Clegg about the business case for EU membership last week – he is right to say EU withdrawal would leave Britain "isolated and irrelevant in our own backyard" and not "taken seriously".
Roger Carr, President of the CBI
UK membership provides unfettered access to a single market of 500 million people, which today is our largest export customer.... Departure would undermine jobs, dilute international relationships and damage national wealth.
Federation of Small Businesses
The internal market creates some legal certainty and a level playing field throughout competition rules and many harmonised rules. This means that businesses can save considerable cost when selling to EU countries.
The outcome of this year's European Election will have a direct effect on our economy for years to come. Nick Clegg spoke about this in his New Year message. Nick said, "The Liberal Democrats are Britain's Party of In... because being in Europe means jobs, trade and prosperity."
David came second with 14,133 votes at the last General Election with a 2% swing and the highest share of the vote for a Liberal Democrat since 1983.
David Lee is a local candidate who lives in Caterham and grew up in Horley. David says, "I intend to fight for a stronger economy and a fairer society for the whole of East Surrey. The Liberal Democrats in government have achieved a lot - from reducing working people's tax bills by £700 to stopping child detention; from creating thousands of apprentices' places to allowing shared parental leave. There is a lot to shout about and I will shout very loudly for East Surrey"
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