Last year I campaigned, and voted to remain, as did an overwhelming majority of my constituents. However, the country has spoken and democracy is what makes our nation great. Since the referendum I have been working constructively with the Government to ensure Brexit works for us here in Wimbledon and in London by opposing a hard-Brexit.
- I called for a White Paper to be published, so we can have more details on the Government’s plans. The Government listened.
- I asked the Home Secretary to put the rights of EU citizens into UK law, which she has agreed to do. This means nothing will change for any EU citizen in the UK without the consent of Parliament.
- I have been making the case for the best possible trade deal with the EU, particularly for the financial services sector. Whilst there is no way to be a full member of the Single Market, and not a member of the EU, I would like to see the UK achieve an ambitious Free Trade Agreement, with no tariffs and equivalence or mutual recognition of regulatory standards. This would achieve frictionless trade with the Single Market. The Prime Minister has said this is her aim too.
- I added my voice to the calls for our Parliament to vote before the European Parliament, which the Government has agreed to.
I made many of these points in my speech in the House of Commons at the Second Reading of the ‘Article 50’ Bill, which you can read here.
The choice at this Election is about the future and who can influence it. If re-elected I will build on my record of influencing the Government to secure the best deal possible for Wimbledon, London and the country.
As ever, I am always happy to hear from you on this or any other matter. Please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org