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Councillors: EU Nationals

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on an EU national elected as a local councillor in England being eligible to hold that office after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

Our negotiations to leave the EU have not yet begun and we cannot comment on what the position may be once the UK has left the EU.

We are confident we can get a deal that will be in the best interests of both the UK and the EU.

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