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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.

Heathrow Expansion Consultation - Closes March 4th

Following my public meeting with representatives from Heathrow Airport earlier in the month, many residents have been writing to me to express their concerns over how proposed flight paths would impact Wimbledon.

Community Clean Up - Saturday 2nd March

I’ve been working with the Neat Streets team in Wimbledon, who are a group of residents wishing to do their bit to keep our area clean.

They have arranged a community clean up session on Saturday 2nd March, starting at 10.30am from outside the YMCA, Wimbledon Broadway, SW19 1RY.

Motspur Park Station Waiting Room

The waiting room at Motspur Park station has been closed for far too long and I have raised this with South Western Railway and Network Rail.

Network Rail agreed, and undertook the necessary work to reopen the waiting room.

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.