My work and positions regarding Brexit

The British people voted to leave the EU in 2016 and I have always been clear that the vote had to be respected. To have ignored it or tried to overturn it would have risked the trust of the electorate in our democratic institutions and our government made it clear that it would not be extending the transition period again. I am confident that the deal we have agreed will provide much needed security and stability for the food production, vehicle manufacturing, and transport & tourism industries which are all important sectors employing thousands of people in my constituency.

Lots of organisations and campaigners concerned about Brexit and related matters now choose to do their lobbying by identical mass email and the amount of emails of this nature has increased significantly in recent years.  I hope you can appreciate that I am not always able to respond to all mass campaign based emails individually.

On these pages you can read my responses to some of the most popular recent email campaigns on the topic of Brexit and related matters.  

Of course, if you have any personal comments or specific concerns that you would like to raise with me then please do not hesitate to get in touch and I will endeavour to respond to these queries as soon as possible.


Brexit Deal Passed

The #Brexit deal was passed in the House of Commons this afternoon by an overwhelming majority.

Text of the Prime Minister's speech can be found in the link below:

Brexit deal is agreed...

Great news that a post Brexit trade deal has been agreed.

Here is the statement from No 10:

“The deal is done.

Everything that the British public was promised during the 2016 referendum and in the general election last year is delivered by this deal

Statement on this Week's Brexit Votes

Here is my statement on another important week for #Brexit in Parliament when we will have the opportunity to vote on the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by the Prime Minister. I shall be doing everything I can this week to #GetBrexitDone


Statement on the SO24 Motion and the Brexit Bill

I was disappointed that the Government lost control of the Order Paper last night.

Yesterday MPs voted on a motion which meant Parliamentary time has been set aside to debate a Bill which could jeopardise the Government’s commitment to leaving the European Union on 31 October.

Question about UK Leadership after Brexit

Yesterday in the House of Commons chamber I asked Prime Minister Theresa May, following her EU Council meeting with other European leaders, through what mechanisms will the UK be able to exert leadership on the important issues of climate change and online harms once we leave the EU.

Update on Brexit

Here is an update on the Brexit process following the votes in Parliament this week. 

Statement on March 12th Brexit vote

I was disappointed that the Prime Minister’s deal was voted down by the House of Commons last night.  I voted for the improved deal because I believe it delivered on the promise of the referendum result and there were also significant changes that reduced the risk of the EU being kept in a backst

Latest Brexit statement

I have been spending a lot of time replying to emails on a variety of matters related to our ongoing withdrawal from the EU and have prepared the following statement covering, as comprehensively as I can, the points that have been raised with me by many constituents.  While there is considerable