Labour cannot enter the next election not supporting a referendum when our opponents do. To do so would look undemocratic and unresponsive to people's concerns.
If you are a Labour party supporter who is concerned about our party's failure to take a stance on this issue, we urge you to sign up to our campaign. We all want to see Prime Minister Ed Miliband in 2015 and the best way to ensure that happens is by telling the people we too will give them a say on the EU.
I believe that it is the democratic right of the people to make that decision for themselves. I support Labour for a Referendum's call for the party to support a referendum in our next manifesto.
Labour voters across the country want the chance to decide our future relationship with the EU, LfR is going to work to ensure that the Party leadership recognise the urgency of giving people a say. The Labour Party cannot afford to be so out of step with our supporter's views
Any sensible Labour Party member should support Labour for a Referendum, as a pro-European I want to put the issue to bed once and for all.
I have been a supporter of this cause for many years and firmly believe the Labour Party must commit to a referendum before the European elections next year. As the Tories tear themselves apart over this issue, Labour for a Referendum provides the opportunity to unite the party on giving the people a say on our future in the EU.
This is about democracy. This is about respecting the people. Successive generations have not had a say on the European debate. This will fester until a proper open discussion is allowed. If we do not have a real referendum then anger and resentment will grow. We have to be bold and let the people into this conversationJon Cruddas MP
Shadow Cabinet member and Labour Party Policy Coordinator
As long as we don't allow ourselves to be caricatured as an anti-referendum party, which we're not – we've absolutely not ruled out a referendum... if we allow ourselves either to be the 'status quo party' on Europe, or the 'anti-referendum party' on Europe, then we've got a problem... I think we would be pretty stupid to allow ourselves to get into either of those positions.Ed Balls MP