My view continues to be that we should respect the result of the 2016 referendum in which 80% of local people cast their vote. The 2017 General Election endorsed the referendum result and the manifesto on which I stood. It said we would aim for the best possible deal as we leave, delivered by a smooth, orderly Brexit.
The draft agreement, which was confirmed yesterday by the Prime Minister Theresa May, outlines the terms of our exit from the EU as well as setting out the broad terms of a future relationship with our European partners. The draft deal will allow for the UK to withdraw from the European Union in a smooth and orderly way on March 29, 2019.