THE leader of the Ribble Valley Liberal Democrats claims his party are still fighting for the UK to remain in the EU.

The Liberal Democrats reaffirmed their commitment to a first referendum on the final terms of the Brexit deal at their party conference this week.

The party have offered voters an opportunity to exit from Brexit when the full terms of the final deal are known.

Speaking from the conference in Bournemouth, Cllr Allan Knox, leader of the Lib Dems on Ribble Valley Borough Council, said: “The effects of Brexit are already being felt.

"The value of the pound has plummeted and inflation has risen.

"Growth in the economy has slowed, and the government is already borrowing billions more to fill the gap in lost tax revenue.

“Young people, who voted overwhelmingly to remain, are being told their voices do not matter.

"Urgent problems, such as the future of the NHS, are being neglected because of the sheer scale of the challenge posed by Brexit.

“It’s not good enough, and the country cannot afford Theresa May’s bad deal, or worse, a catastrophic no deal. "Liberal Democrats are the only party fighting for the UK to remain in the European Union.”