Deliver A Successful Brexit

I have no intention of stopping, delaying or reversing the United Kingdom's exit from the EU. The British people voted in an historic referendum in 2016 to leave the EU and reassert our sovereignty.  That is what the Government intends to deliver and it is what I will be working to achieve in Parliament. I also voted to leave and campaigned for Leave in Tamworth. 
 
The Prime Minister has been clear that leaving the EU means leaving the single market and the customs union.  That is what we must do and it is what, given the nature of the negotiations, the EU says it wants us to do too. I was elected on a manifesto commitment last year to deliver that. Both the Leave and the Remain campaigns were also clear during the referendum what a vote to leave the EU would mean. So I do not believe those who claim that the public was misled or did not know its own mind or what it wanted.  The majority wanted to leave the EU and that decision must be honoured.
 
After we leave the EU, movement will end, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice will no longer apply and we will no longer send vast sums of money to the EU. An implementation period will give companies in the United Kingdom and Europe time to adjust to new arrangements.  This is a sensible step.
 
We will soon be able to make our own trade deals for the first time in over 40 years.  That is important because the European Commission has predicted that 90 per cent of future world growth will come from outside of Europe. While as frictionless trade as possible with the EU must be secured, I also look forward to making our own independent trade policy as soon as possible. 

The Referendum in 2016 clearly divided opinion.  We must now work to bring the country and our communities back together as we leave the EU. That is the best way to generate individual optimism, greater business success and a forwarded looking, outward facing, determined United Kingdom.

I have voted:

FOR Theresa May's deal.  This is the most realistic prospect for us leaving the EU without disruption and uncertainty

AGAINST extending Article 50.  Lengthening the process will not help the situation.

FOR keeping 'no deal' on the table.  In order to negotiate successfully, this still needs to be on the table. A no deal Brexit, though not preferred could be prepared for and various Departments are working to keep this as smooth as possible if this does occur.

News

The Budget 2020

Yesterday the Chancellor unveiled a Budget that delivers on our promises to the British people to level up our whole United Kingdom and spread opportunity across every community. 

View From the House - Jan 31st

I am writing this edition of View From The House whilst still in Westminster.  It is January 31st and along The Mall and all around Parliament Square Union flags are proudly flying on our last day in the EU.  By the time you read this our 47-year membership of the European Union will have come to

Govt wants YOUR budget ideas

The Government will soon be delivering its first Spring Budget.  The Budget is currently scheduled for 11th March 2020.

Getting Brexit Done

Today the newly formed Parliament began the process of ratifying the great new deal that the Prime Minister negotiated with the EU.

The Queens Speech

Today's queen's speech reaffirmed that the NHS is our number one priority which is why we will become the first ever Government to enshrine the increased NHS budget of an extra £33.9 billion per year into law.

The Queen's Speech also set out our plans to:

Thank you for your support!

I would like to thank the people of Tamworth and surrounding villages for supporting me in the recent election.

Thank you especially to the Returning Officer, elections team and local police who helped ensure we could all cast our votes and that election day ran smoothly.

Brexit update - GE on the way

Yesterday the Prime Minister brought forward a Bill for a General Election to be held on the 12th December.  He did this so we can elect a new Parliament and get Brexit done so that the country can move on.

Article in the House Mag

This month, I was given the opportunity to write for House Magazine.  You can see my article below or view the whole of the magazine online by clicking here.

 

It was great to share views on our relationship with Europe post-Brexit.

 

Brexit - what happens next

Last night I voted to back the Prime Minister's deal.  I feel it is time to come together, get Brexit done and move on as a country.

The Bill won the vote (329 to 299) and is set to move onto further scrutiny.

Brexit update

It has been a busy few weeks on the Brexit front and I know the matter can be confusing, so I hope to provide a little more clarity for you.

Today MPs will have an opportunity to respect the result of the referendum, take back control and get Brexit done in an orderly and friendly way.