Exiting the European Union

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.

While the referendum result told us to leave the EU, it did not tell is how to leave, and that is why I held this debate. How we leave the EU is one of the most difficult challenges facing this country in a generation, and it is up to Parliament to decide how we do this.

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.

You can also read my comments on the Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill here. 

In December 2017 I voted against the Government for Amendment 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. You can read my reasons for this here. 

In February I led a Westminster Hall debate on EFTA, which you can read here.

My June updates on the European Union (Withdrawal) Act can be found here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3. 

In July I led a Westminster Hall debate on post-Brexit customs arrangements which you can read here. 

In July I pushed my amendment on a Customs Union to a vote in Parliament.

My statement on the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration can be found here. 

As ever, I am always happy to hear from you on this or any other matter. Please feel free to email me on stephen.hammond.mp@parliament.uk