At 11pm this evening Great Britain and Northern Ireland will leave the European Union. As your Member of Parliament I voted to support the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill to respect the outcome of the 2016 EU Referendum.

As an independent nation outside of the EU from tomorrow we will begin the process of striking our own free trade deals making us once again a truly global nation, we will end the jurisdiction of the European Court and we will take back control of our own borders.

By honouring the referendum and leaving the European Union it now means we have a unique opportunity to raise our game as a country and begin working with new friends and old allies alike.