EU Referendum

RECORD:

David Cameron was the first PM to veto an EU treaty and got Britain out of the eurozone bail out fund.

PROMISE:

This Conservative government will negotiate tougher restrictions on European immigrants' access to UK benefits. We will hold a referendum on our membership of the EU by the end of 2017 so the British people can deicde whether to stay in or get out.

UPDATE: Wednesday 29 March

Many will know I voted Remain, but equally I have always been clear that Brexit would not be a disaster.

I accepted the result and I respect the views of the British people, as well as the democracy that we are so proud of as a country.

I’m very optimistic about the opportunities outside the EU and the things that we could achieve as a country, opening new doors and new possibilities for UK citizens and businesses.

I’ll do everything I can to support it, to help the government and Theresa May in any way I can and make sure that we get the best deal for all of us going forward.