Last year I stood on an election promise to deliver the British people’s 2016 referendum decision (by the largest number in our democratic history) to leave the EU, ECJ, Customs Union, Single Market and open border access. I work for my constituents and country first, and always.
I will continue to hold the Government to account over our exit from the European Union, following the majority of voters in Crawley telling politicians they want to leave.
As a House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee member for five years from 2010, I saw at first hand the lack of accountability there was with regard to decisions made in Brussels – this was one of the many reasons I campaigned for a leave vote locally.
In marked contrast, parliamentary accountability for Brexit includes ministers coming to the House of Commons to provide updates to MPs, and answering questions on a regular basis.
At Prime Minister’s Questions last June I called on Theresa May to ensure delivery of Brexit. I have also questioned members of the Government including the Foreign Secretary, the Leader of the House of Commons and the Minister for the Cabinet Office, as well as members of the Northern Ireland Office and Department for Exiting the European Union ministerial teams, in Parliament about the Government’s plans.
The House of Commons supported the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act by 494 votes to 122. Of 650 MPs elected at the General Election last year, 589 stood on manifesto promises to deliver our EU exit and this must be delivered.