Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

Following the UK's vote, in a referendum held on 23rd June 2016, to leave the European Union the Government is determined to make a success of Brexit.

We are not looking for an 'off the shelf' deal for our future relationship – a 'Hard Brexit' or 'Soft Brexit', Norwegian model or a Swiss model – but one that that works best for the UK.

As Prime Minister Theresa May has made clear, we will decide for ourselves how we control immigration and we will be free to pass our own laws. We want to give British companies the maximum freedom to trade with the Single Market – and let European businesses do the same here.

Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine campaigned to REMAIN but has said he will respect the outcome of the nationwide poll in accordance with the Conservative manifesto on which he was elected in May 2015 and June 2017 with more than 50% of the vote in his constituency.

As a Minister in the current Government, Steve is well placed to ensure the voice of his constituency - those who voted to remain as well as those who voted to leave - is heard at the heart of Government.

He says; "The referendum itself is behind us now and I believe we're all citizens of this country with far more that unites us than divides us. We must come together and make a success of Brexit. I know we will. This country survived (and thrived) before 1975 and it will do the same post-Brexit.

"But the fact we must now move on from 'remain' or 'leave' labels doesn't mean we focus solely on the side which "won", whether that be a wide or (as it turned out) a narrow margin. I said from the day after the referendum that I have no intention of fogetting the 48% and I meant that. I will be arguing within Government for a smart exit that works for my constituents, our country and the rest of the world. What we need now, more than ever before, is unity over division."

This special Brexit page will be regularly updated with links to information on the process of Brexit, sensible media comment and will pull together all Steve Brine's published comment on the issue.

Steve welcomes constituent feedback on the progress of the Brexit negotiations and regularly meets with businesses and residents during the course of his work or at his weekly surgery.

 

Any constituents with comment on Brexit, either general or specific to the sector in which they work, are welcome to get in touch in the usual way.

 

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