Exiting the EU

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. 

News

Reviewing 2018

Henry Smith MP column, Crawley Observer, 26th December 2018.