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EU referendum: Where do west London's MPs stand?

Boris Johnson has made his views on Europe clear, but we've asked west London's other MPs how they plan to vote and why

Voters will decide on June 23 whether the UK should stay in or leave the EU

Boris Johnson has been hogging the headlines after announcing he will campaign for Britain to leave the European Union in the referendum this summer.

With the possible exception of justice secretary Michael Gove, the member for Uxbridge & South Ruislip is the highest profile Tory MP to oppose David Cameron in the upcoming referendum.

But where do the rest of west London's MPs stand on what has been described as the most momentous public vote on these shores in a generation?

We have asked them whether they will be voting to stay in or come out of the EU, and to give their reasons for that stance.

We don't have statements from all MPs in west London yet but we will be adding their comments as we get them.

Boris Johnson supports a Brexit, but what about west London's other MPs?

Mr Cameron announced on Saturday (February 20) that the EU referendum would take place on June 23, after securing a package of reforms to the UK's membership which included an emergency brake on migrants' in-work benefits.

The Prime Minister is campaigning for the UK to remain in the union on the revised terms - a position shared by Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP.

But a clutch of cabinet members are among a number of Tory MPs defying their leader and campaigning to leave, along with a handful of Labour backbenchers.

STAY

Ruth Cadbury, Labour MP for Brentford & Isleworth

"I have always been a firm supporter of the EU because of the incredible number of social and economic benefits it brings to the UK.

"The benefits of staying in are huge, a stronger economy, closer relationships with our European allies and workplace rights for hardworking people.

"The EU is important for the safeguarding of our environment and environmental policies and here in west London we cannot underestimate the importance of EU air quality legislation for our future health.

MP for Brentford and Isleworth Ruth Cadbury

"I believe we must be at the table negotiating the best deal for Britain in the EU and it is easier to do that when we have representation in its decision making bodies, which we would lose if we were to leave the union.

"In the next few months we must ensure we outline the positive case for EU membership so that people truly understand what the EU has done for us."

Mark Field, Conservative MP for the Cities of London and Westminster

He blogged in January about why he believed remaining in the EU was vital to the UK's security.

Seema Malhotra, Labour MP for Feltham & Heston

"Staying in Europe is the best way to safeguard jobs, maintain living standards, tackle climate change and maximise security for the British people. EU membership is about shaping our future with our neighbours, and playing our part in the world."

You can read more about her thoughts here.

Andy Slaughter, Labour MP for Hammersmith

"Staying in the EU is good for Hammersmith and good for London. The EU is a crucial framework for European trade and cooperation in the 21st century."

LEAVE

Bob Blackman, Conservative MP for Harrow East

He tweeted his approval of Mr Johnson's decision to vote for a Brexit.

Victoria Borwick, Conservative MP for Kensington

Kensington MP Victoria Borwick

She supports a Brexit, according to this tweet by the author and former Tory MP Louise Mensch.

Boris Johnson, Conservative MP for Uxbridge & South Ruislip

"It's not about whether you love Europe or not. I love Brussels. I used to live in Brussels - fantastic city, wonderful place, and I love European culture and civilisation.

"But there should be no confusion between the wonders of Europe and holidays in Europe and fantastic food and friendships with a political project that has basically been going on now for decades.

"I now think [it] is in real danger of getting out of proper democratic control."

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