One of the key priorities for the next Parliament will be to secure the best possible Brexit deal for Britain.
Our local Conservative candidate, Mark Harper, backs delivering Brexit.
He has delivered on his promise at the last election to have a referendum on EU membership. As Government Chief Whip in the House of Commons, he ensured that the necessary legislation made it to the statute book, and gave us all a choice on our future membership of the EU.
While Mark backed Remain during the referendum campaign, he is clear that first and foremost he is a democrat, and now the people have spoken, we must fulfil that promise.
To that end, Mark voted for giving the Prime Minister the power to trigger Article 50, being one of the most vocal proponents for a simple, unamended Bill passing the Commons. Despite the efforts of Labour and the Lib Dems, he helped ensure that the Bill made it into law, and that Brexit was not blocked.
Mark backs Theresa May’s Plan for Britain - a clear strategy, both for the coming negotiations and the UK’s future direction, which will deliver a country that is stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking than ever before.