Thank you to the 100s of constituents who have taken the time to email me. It is really important for me to hear from you as we face unprecedentedly dangerous times with the Government seeking to override Parliament and the country threatened with leaving the EU without a deal.
As you know, I backed and campaigned for Remain.
I was bitterly disappointed that, by a narrow margin, the vote was to Leave.
I still believe that there is no deal which is better than the one we currently have as a full member of the EU.
The worst of all worlds is No Deal.
In the votes so far I have voted:
• Against leaving the EU with No Deal and
• For a further referendum
Fearing that there is a majority in Parliament against No Deal, the Government is seeking to override the will of Parliament, including by reducing the time available before October 31st by proroguing (suspending) parliament and by contemplating denying royal assent to any Bill to block No Deal.
I will, by working with my Labour colleagues and with MPs across the House of Commons, be seeking to do all I can to protect our country from the dangers of a No Deal Brexit and from an undermining of our democratically elected Parliament.
As the situation is fast-moving, I will report my votes on Twitter as they happen.
Thank you again for writing to me. I share your concerns.