Westminster News

Brexit Update 25/3/19

This will be a decisive week in Westminster and things will move incredibly quickly. I am very well aware of the number of signatures on the “Revoke Article 50” petition, which reflects the fact Wimbledon voted 71% to remain.

Brexit Update - Mid March 2019

Last week was another chaotic and momentous week in Westminster. As ever, I wanted to provide you with an update on my work and my views. I apologise for the length of this update, but there is much to cover.


The Withdrawal Agreement

Statement Wednesday 13th March

Tonight the Government Whips asked me to vote against the motion, as amended, to reject ‘No Deal’.

I could not do this as I regard ‘No Deal’ as a disaster. Therefore I abstained, despite being a Government Minister.

Vote on the Withdrawal Agreement - 12th March

In December last year I set out why I was going to vote for the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration. This statement is below, and my thinking remains the same.

Brexit Update - February 2019

I have always argued that a ‘Hard Brexit’ and ‘No Deal’ are not acceptable outcomes from the Brexit process.

Brexit Statement - January 2019

I have always argued that a Hard Brexit and no deal are not acceptable outcomes from the Brexit process.

Statement on the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration

This statement was published before the vote due on Tuesday 11th December was postponed and remains relevant for the vote on Tuesday 15th January.

Parliament is due to vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on Tuesday 11th December.

Brexit - this week's votes

Yesterday with a heavy heart I pushed my New Clause 18 to the Trade Bill to a vote. This is a decision I agonised over and took no pleasure in making. My amendment did not pass, but I will continue to represent my constituents by fighting to protect jobs and the economy.

Heathrow Airport Expansion

The House of Commons has been asked to approve the expansion of Heathrow Airport in principle.