The Government's Brexit deal

I have received many letters and emails from residents in Staffordshire Moorlands sharing their views and concerns on the Government's proposed deal to leave the European Union.

I appreciate that not everyone will support my position to back this deal. But I have always done what I believe is in the best interests of my constituents.

This deal delivers on the referendum, taking back control of money, borders and laws and protects jobs and security. Voting for the deal will ensure certainty for businesses and families.

We are working hard to deliver Brexit and address the concerns MPs have raised.

We have set out our clear commitments to Northern Ireland to guarantee the constitutional integrity of the UK and uphold the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in full. We will also ensure that NI businesses have unfettered access to the UK market.

We will ensure Parliament plays a greater role in the next stage of negotiations. This includes accepting an amendment so Parliament has a vote on whether to extend the implementation period or enter the backstop if our future relationship won’t be ready by the end of 2020.

With less than three months until our exit from the EU, people who disagree need to be clear about the implications of other approaches.

A second referendum to overturn the result of the first risks dividing the country again, when we should be striving to bring it back together.

Remaining part of the single market would require free movement, rule-taking across the economy, and ongoing financial contributions – none of which are compatible with the result of the referendum.

Leaving without a deal would, in the short term, cause significant economic damage to parts of our country who can least afford to bear the burden.