PARLIAMENT is discussing different routes forward for our country after recent political showdowns in Westminster.

As local people, we urge politicians to think long and hard about the impact of Brexit on communities in Bury.

British people had a whole host of reasons for casting their vote back in 2016.

But we can say for certain nobody voted to become poorer. We know now every version of Brexit leaves us worse off.

According to the Government’s own analysis, Theresa May’s deal would dent our economy in the North West by 2.2 per cent.

It’s clear the Prime Minister’s Brexit won’t deliver for our communities.

Brexit will be disastrous for jobs here. Recent University of Sussex research shows 550 people in Bury North and 600 people in Bury South are at risk of losing their jobs if we leave the EU on soft Brexit terms.

This number doubles for both if we crash out of the EU with no deal. It’s clear a “jobs-first Brexit” is a complete myth.

It's time now for MPs from all parties to focus their energies on opposing Mrs May’s Brexit deal and on ruling out a disastrous no deal.

MPs must stand up for the most vulnerable communities up and down the country and ensure the Prime Minister doesn’t take us off the cliff on March 29.

We, the undersigned, urge our politicians to find a way to bring the British people back into the Brexit process. This is the democratic thing to do now.

Nicholas Vitti, Edwina Taylor, Natalie Bailey, Joshua Warburton, Samantha Stretch, Marian Lightfoot, Oana Elena Rogojina, Dominic Jackson, Michael Green, Andrew Cross, Clare Fildes, EM Powell, David Lascelles, Paul Barlow, James Handel, Chris Bluer, Zareen Jilani, Katie