Change Britain


Change Britain is a pressure group in the United Kingdom set up in 2016 by leaders of the Vote Leave campaign following the 2016 Referendum, in which 51.9% of participating voters voted in favour of leaving the European Union. Its stated aim is "to campaign for a Brexit which takes back control of our laws, borders, money and trade".[1]

Change Britain
PredecessorVote Leave campaign
Formation10 September 2016 (2016-09-10)
PurposeUK withdrawal from the EU
Headquarters10 Greycoat Place
London
Location
  • United Kingdom
Key people
Gisela Stuart (Chair)
Robert Salisbury
Maurice Glasman
Boris Johnson
Websitechangebritain.org

History


Change Britain was founded as a successor to the Vote Leave campaign, with support from many of its key figures, including Labour MP Gisela Stuart (Chair) and Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson.[2]

The group attracted criticism for seemingly dropping Vote Leave's pledge to increase spending on the National Health Service (NHS),[3][4] but Gisela Stuart, chair of both organisations, reaffirmed this pledge in a speech to the House of Commons in 2017.[5]

The groups website was 'down for maintenance' by September 2019, and in 2020 ceased to exist entirely. Therefore Change Britain itself appears to have been dissolved, presumably due to leading Change Britain figure Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister, as well as the UK's withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020.

See also


References


  1. "Who Is Change Britain". Retrieved 20 November 2017. Change Britain was set up by leading members of Vote Leave to campaign for a Brexit which takes back control of our laws, borders, money and trade.
  2. Walker, Peter; Helm, Toby (11 September 2016). "Boris Johnson backs Brexit pressure campaign Change Britain". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  3. Bulman, May (11 September 2016). "Brexit: Vote Leave camp abandon £350m-a-week NHS vow in Change Britain plans". The Independent. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  4. Helm, Toby (10 September 2016). "Brexit camp abandons £350m-a-week NHS funding pledge". The Guardian. Politics. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  5. Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston (31 January 2017). "European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons. col. 864. Retrieved 18 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)