“Last weekend “, explained Wendy Morton MP of Aldridge-Brownhills, “saw Parliament sit for the first time on a Saturday in nearly 40 years for an historic debate on the Prime Minister’s renegotiated deal to deliver on the outcome of the EU Referendum and to leave the European Union by 31st October “.
After a busy Friday in her constituency Wendy returned to Westminster to support the Prime Minister and back his deal. Wendy felt it very disappointing that the House of Commons voted to accept an amendment to the Prime Minister’s deal, causing more delay and uncertainty.
“I voted against this amends”, she said “as I want to ensure we leave the European Union on 31st October but instead Parliament sought to bind the Prime Minister’s hands”.
Wendy believes it is her responsibility to honour the result of the 2016 EU Referendum and deliver on it’s outcome. It was the largest democratic exercise this country has ever undergone.
“To deny it’s legitimacy or frustrate it’s result threatens public trust in our democracy “ explained Wendy. “I will continue to do all I can to get Brexit done by 31st October “.
However it’s not all about Brexit! “I continue to campaign on the issues which affect my constituents”, she said “and I was pleased to note that Walsall Council’s planning department have rejected a planning application for a 60 bed care home on Thornhill Road which would have dramatically changed the street scene and detrimentally affecting the character of the local area”.
Following Wendy’s meeting with local residents she was pleased to add her support to their campaign to have this development stopped.
“I believe that all new development should be sensitive to the character of our local area” she said “and should meet the needs of residents and not simply work in the interests of developers. As your Member of Parliament I will continue to stand up for my constituents”.
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