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Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce comments on General Election result

Posted: 9th June 2017

Commenting on the result of the General Election, Liz McAreavey, CEO of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce said:

“This morning’s result of a hung parliament has brought even more uncertainty throughout the UK.

“The voters have spoken and without a majority party win, a period of discussion and negotiations lie ahead before a solid outcome is decided. The formation of a reliable and stable government is of prime importance, and is necessary to restore public and business confidence.

“As soon as the outcome of this election is clear, the government must immediately focus on building a firm foundation for our country’s future prosperity and competitiveness.

“With Brexit negotiations so close on the horizon, government must work pragmatically with businesses, with the public and with other politicians and policymakers to deliver the best possible deal for the country.

“This result has undoubtedly shaken business communities throughout the UK and raised concerns, but we must focus on making the swift formation of a credible government which is essential to our economic prospects”

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