Why I cannot support the Government’s proposed Brexit deal

As you may be aware, on Friday I submitted my resignation as Minister of State for Transport and Minister for London to the Prime Minister.


I am deeply proud and honoured to serve Orpington and my commitment to my responsibilities as your Member of Parliament is paramount. I have reflected hard on conversations I have had with constituents over recent months. I am aware of the strength of local opposition to the Chequers proposals and the Government’s approach towards leaving the European Union.


I have set out my views in detail in an article here as well as in a video on my Twitter account


I am looking forward to serving the needs of Orpington residents to the very best of my ability from the Backbenches.