Earlier today I was drawn as the top Conservative Member in the Private Members’ Bill ballot. I am pleased to announce that I will be introducing an EU Referendum Bill to legislate for an in-out vote by the end of 2017.
The last time Britain was given a vote on our membership of the EU, I had just started work. Forty years on, I now have a free bus pass! In this time, our relationship with Europe has changed beyond recognition. Only the Conservative Party are offering a credible plan of renegotiation and reform, and this Bill guarantees that the British people will have the final say.
This is a hugely important issue for residents in Bromley and Chislehurst, and I look forward to bringing this Bill to the floor of the House.