Brexit Statement

I have previously updated you on my approach to leaving the European Union here. Due to developments over the past few weeks, I would like to take a moment to update you on the current status of Brexit.

We have reached a deadlock in Parliament with MPs across the House rejecting leaving with the Withdrawal Agreement, leaving without a deal, revoking Article 50 and having a second referendum. To break this deadlock, the Prime Minister is currently in cross-party talks.

As such, the Prime Minister has had to ask the EU for an extension to Article 50. The EU has given the United Kingdom until October 31st 2019 to pass the Withdrawal Agreement, with the option to leave earlier should the deal be passed through the House of Commons. If a deal is passed in the first three weeks of May, we will not have to take part in European elections and can leave on the 31st May 2019.

I am frustrated with the course of Brexit and the continued indecision. I have consistently voted to leave the EU on March 29th 2019.

I hope that we can end this uncertainty, get a deal passed and leave the European Union as the British public and Milton Keynes voted for.

As I have said before, now is the time for MPs to unite and deliver on the referendum result. I shall continue to honour my 2017 manifesto promise and the vote of Milton Keynes to ensure we leave the European Union.