In June 2016 the people of Crawley voted to Leave the European Union.
After I was first elected as Crawley MP in 2010 I was appointed to the European Scrutiny Committee which I was a member of until 2015. To my horror, each week I witnessed how hundreds of EU directives were transposed into UK law.
In 2011 I voted in the House of Commons for an EU referendum to take place – some time before the very word ‘Brexit’ had even entered the nation’s vocabulary. I consequently enthusiastically supported every phase of the EU Referendum Bill in Parliament.
When finally law, in 2016 I was honoured to lead the Leave campaign for Crawley. Since that remarkable Brexit victory I have voted and voiced in the House of Commons to deliver the UK’s true EU exit, and without delay.