Tom Morrison delivered a key speech at Liberal Democrat conference where he outlined the implications of Brexit for local businesses in Cheadle. Citing the chemical sector, which is worth £10 billion to the North West economy, Tom said that Brexit would have terrible consequences for those who rely on exports and imports with the EU.
Tom told the conference how he visited a local chemical company in Cheadle Hulme, with North West MEP Chris Davies.
During the visit, Tom was told how delays in exports could cost companies millions of pounds in running costs, which could cripple many smaller firms.
The Yellowhammer documents that were released by the Government stated that delays at the borders could last for over two days.
"This is simply a matter of life and death for many businesses across the UK and in Cheadle" said Tom. "The Conservative Government are playing politics with people's lives. It is absolutely unacceptable."
The Liberal Democrats have vowed to campaign for people to have the final say on Brexit. They have also pledged to cancel Brexit altogether if they are to win the next General Election.
"People need certainty" said Tom, "The Liberal Democrats are fighting to give people that assurance."