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This week's Brexit

Constituents will be aware that on Tuesday 29th January, the Commons agreed to the Prime Minister returning to the EU and seek an amendment to the Withdrawal Agreement around the issue of the ‘backstop’. I voted to support this.

Brexit Update

A number of constituents have been emailing me about last night's votes.

Brexit - vote on the Withdrawal Agreement

It would be foolish to gloss over the vote last night in the House of Commons on Brexit. It was a huge vote against the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by the Government and the EU, and historically extraordinary. Of course it’s a serious blow. 

This week's Brexit

Parliament returned this week and provided a couple of reminders that the Conservative Government does not have a majority, and the complications of that are likely to accelerate over the next few weeks.

Brexit Update

Constituents will be aware that the debate on the Withdrawal Agreement takes place this week and I am grateful for the continuing correspondence I am receiving.  Whilst it is not possible to respond to all emails and letters individually, please be assured that I am reading all incoming mail. 

Brexit Update

As Parliament enters the Christmas recess, the complications from the Referendum result are still unresolved.

Brexit Update

The Prime Minister has attended the European Council and engaged in further discussions with the EU in relation to the Withdrawal Agreement. We are anticipating a further Statement from Mrs May on Monday and I will write again after that. 

Brexit Update

Yesterday’s vote on the Conservative Party leadership was important, but a distraction from the main point.

Brexit Update

The last few days have not surprisingly produced significant interest in the Brexit debate before this week’s expected vote in Parliament.