Britain votes by 52% to 48% to Leave the European Union
Obviously I made no secret of supporting 'Remain' but I am the first to say that the public have spoken and what is important now is for the Government to get moving on carrying out the wishes of the British people. Already the calls for unity within the Cabinet and the Conservative Party have been strong and I'm confident that we will do the best possible job to get the best possible deal out of our exit from the EU. In this constituency the results by Council area were as follows:
Ashfield - Leave 70% Remain 30%
N. & Sherwood - Leave 60% Remain 40%
Gedling - Leave 56% Remain 44%
Yesterday, and today’s results, are an historic moment and the country has made a huge decision that will have a massive impact on our country, and on Europe.
I’m saddened that the Prime Minister has decided to step down, but understand his view that he cannot now manage a ‘Brexit’ negotiation that he campaigned against. His record speaks for itself and the Government under his leadership has rebuilt our economy, created 2 million jobs, dealt effectively through legislation with huge issues like modern slavery and people trafficking, made it legal for any two people who love each other to get married, and delivered the Referendum that he promised amongst hundreds of achievements. He has lead our country well, and the nature of his victory in last year’s election confirms that.
We have said all along that Britain would survive outside of the EU, of course it will, and what is important now is that the people and the Government are united in trying to achieve the best we can for everyone. That’s what I will continue to do for my constituents in Sherwood, and I look forward to working with my fellow MPs, regardless of which side they campaigned on, to get the very best possible deal for Britain.