Westminster News

Brexit update - 29.03.19

Today’s result is particularly disappointing. I voted again for the Prime Minister’s deal for an orderly Brexit that respects the referendum result and importantly protects jobs and businesses.

Indicative votes on Brexit

In recent weeks I have received thousands of letters, emails and calls from constituents regarding Brexit.

Update: EU (Withdrawal) Bill - Lords' amendments

Now that the House of Commons is considering the Lords’ amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, I intend to post a series of detailed updates on my website to explain my rationale on particular votes as they arise, as I have endeavoured to do previously.

Update – EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Having successfully passed through the Commons on 17 January, the EU (Withdrawal) Bill – the legislative mechanism that will allow us to incorporate EU law into UK domestic legislation – will begin being debated in the House of Lords today.

Amendment 7 – EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Following the regular updates I have been posting on my website, I wanted to tell residents why I voted against the Government last night, supporting Amendment 7 of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, moved by my Conservative colleague Dominic Grieve QC, the former Attorney General.

Update – EU (Withdrawal) Bill

Regardless of whether you voted leave or remain in the Referendum last year, I fully appreciate that for many people, the question of Brexit continues to generate very strong feelings on both sides of the debate.

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill

While I have made no secret of the fact that I would rather we were not leaving the European Union, as a democrat I respect the result of the Referendum and believe it is now important that we depart in an orderly fashion.