WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT BILL PASSES SECOND READING

Earlier today, the House of Commons voted to pass the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill at Second Reading. The Bill is scheduled to complete its passage through Parliament in the New Year, and will ensure that the UK can begin the process of leaving the EU at the end of January 2020.

Speaking about the vote, Giles said:

"I campaigned, in two general elections, to get Brexit done, and I was pleased to finally be able to vote, as part of a majority of MPs, to deliver on what the majority of my constituents clearly want. And since I was elected in 2017, I have voted to leave at every opportunity in Parliament, and opposed the efforts to frustrate that outcome.

"Thankfully, this Bill, when passed, will ensure that we can bring this matter to a close as soon as possible, so we can then focus on our other priorities - more police, better healthcare, and improved infrastructure. It will be great to reach a place where we never say the Brexit word again!"