Bristol and Bath politicians have joined forces to urge their constituents to vote remain in the EU Referendum.
In an open letter the 14 MPs, MEPs and councillors said a Brexit would be bad for the area.
The listed the amount of money given to the region's universities by the EU, adding, "it is thanks to our EU membership that the Bristol and Bath area is home to world-class universities".
The Leave campaign points out this is a national - not constituency vote - with opinion polls suggesting it is a very close contest.
In the letter they wrote:
Is your politician on the list? Here's who signed the letter:
- Marvin Rees – Mayor of Bristol
- Clare Moody – Labour MEP for South West England and Gibraltar
- Darren Jones – 2015 Labour Parliamentary candidate for Bristol North West
- Thangam Debbonaire – MP for Bristol West and Shadow Culture Minister
- Ben Howlett – MP for Bath
- Karin Smyth –PPS to Shadow Health Secretary and MP for Bristol South
- Kerry McCarthy – Shadow Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs and MP for Bristol East
- Helen Holland – Bristol Labour councillor and cabinet member for Place
- Tony Dyer – 2016 Green candidate for Bristol Mayor
- Brenda Massey – Labour councillor
- Mark Bradshaw – Labour councillor and cabinet member for Transport
- Clare Campion-Smith – 2015 Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Bristol North West and Lord Mayor of Bristol
- Justin Quinell – 2015 Green Party Parliamentary candidate for Bristol North West
- Molly Scott-Cato – Green Party MEP for South West England and Gibraltar