Prime Minister David Cameron
David Cameron is head of the UK government and is responsible for the policy and decisions of the Government. He believes remaining inside a reformed EU would make trading easier for UK businesses, while migration within the EU bloc fuels economic growth and helps to pay for public services. On announcing the date of the referendum, he confirmed that government ministers were allowed to campaign and vote as they wish.Conservative MP and Chancellor George Osborne
As the Government’s chief financial minister, George Osborne is responsible for raising revenue through taxation and borrowing, and for controlling public spending. While an opponent of UK’s membership of the Euro and further European integration, he has said he is passionate about the enlargement of the EU.
Conservative MP and Home Secretary Theresa May
Many believed Theresa May would announce her intention to campaign to leave the EU. However, she announced she would campaign to remain.
She said although the EU was far from perfect, it was in the national interest to remain a member.
Leader of the Labour Party and Opposition Jeremy Corbyn –
Jeremy Corbyn, although initially ambiguous about his position on UK’s membership of the EU, supports remaining in the EU.
He previously said he could join the Leave campaign depending on the deal negotiated by the Prime Minister for UK’s membership of the EU. He later criticised the said deal, noting that it was irrelevant to the debate about whether to remain or leave the EU.Labour MP and new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
Newly elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has always supported UK’s membership of the EU, believing that the EU is vital for London’s growth, jobs and the success of businesses across the city. Since being elected and London Mayor, he has promised to partner with the Prime Minister to campaign for the UK to remain in the EU, using the influence of his win to ensure Londoners vote to remain.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt –
Jeremy Hunt is has been the Health Secretary since 2012. He believes leaving the EU would put the NHS under threats of budget cuts, falling standards and the mass resignation of overseas doctors and nurses. He has called for those campaigning to leave to spell out how they would protect the NHS, which is already under significant financial strain, from economic shock.