Local Lib Dem Colin Green has issued a statement challenging the new government to protect EU funding for Birmingham.
Colin said: "The Leave camp in the referendum made much of the money we send to Brussels. But they neglected the money Brussels spends in Birmingham. Between 2007-2013, Birmingham got £640 million from the EU. It helped revitalise important facilities like the Town Hall, the ICC and the Hippodrome, as well as money for community projects all over the area - all important to the city's economy and tourism.
“If we leave the EU, will the new government commit to matching EU funding? Or does Brexit really mean Brexit?
“EU investment in Birmingham was on target to top £1 billion in the next few years. If we are to leave the EU, we won’t be sending any money to Brussels. So we need a quick, firm, commitment from the government that they will ensure Birmingham gets at least the same amount of our money as Europe would have repaid us. I want a commitment from government that we will get Not a Penny Less for Birmingham.”
Local campaigner Colin Green has been selected to contest Birmingham Edgbaston, if there is a snap general election.
Party leader Tim Farron announced that the Lib Dems will fight the next general election on staying in the EU. Millions of people have signed a petition asking for a new referendum, because they feel cheated by the deception of the leave campaign.
Within hours of the referendum, all the key figures of the leave campaign backed out of their promises including NHS funding and immigration.
The vote to leave Europe has triggered the biggest crisis in Britain for decades. Only the Lib Dems are standing up for the millions of people who are worried about the future holds. Over 18,000 people have joined the party in recent weeks, because they want to be part of the movement that will keep Britain in Europe.