STATEMENT ON BREXIT

Speaking ahead of Parliament sitting on 19th October 2019, Giles said:

"Some 70% of residents in the Clacton constituency voted for Brexit, and 60% voted for me when I promised to deliver on the result of that referendum. Moreover, I was elected on a manifesto that promised to leave with a deal, whilst being prepared to walk away without a deal if acceptable terms could not be secured.

“That pledge has guided my decisions ever since and I am delighted that the Prime Minister has now delivered a better deal that removes the undemocratic backstop and ensures that we finally take back control. I will vote for this new deal tomorrow (19th October 2019).

“It is time to get Brexit done and move beyond the current malaise. This deal will do that, and I hope that the majority of my colleagues will vote in favour tomorrow.”