Brexit

In the referendum on the 23rd June 2016 Gosport and the British public voted to leave the European Union. Although Caroline voted to Remain, she respected the result of her constituents who voted Leave by 64%.

Caroline was re-elected in the June 2017 on a pledge to uphold the outcome of the referendum with 62% of the vote. Moreover, 93% of the votes in the Gosport constituency went to parties promising to implement Brexit.

Caroline also voted to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 through the European Withdrawal Act 2018 which put Brexit on a legal footing.

To protect the local economy and jobs, she has supported the Withdrawal Agreement that would allow the UK to leave in an orderly fashion. 

Caroline opposed efforts by Parliament to block Brexit and voted against an extension to Article 50, a second referendum and to take No Deal off the table. However, MPs voted for an extension which has delayed Brexit until October. 

Throughout, Caroline has written numerous statements explaining her votes which you can find below. 

News

Brexit Update

This week the Government reached agreement with the European Commission on three important issues in the first phase of the negotiations before the UK's departure from the European Union: citizens' rights, Northern Ireland and the financial settlement.

If re-elected on 8th June...

If re-elected on 8th June I will continue to work with the Prime Minister to ensure we get the best outcome from Brexit.

Article 50

The Prime Minister has today triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, beginning the process of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

A Global Britain

The referendum vote last June, in which 64% of people in Gosport voted to leave, was a vote for change and I am pleased that the Prime Minister has confirmed that this decision will be honoured in full.

Britain votes to leave the European Union

The UK has voted to leave the European Union by 51.9% to 48.1%. Leave won the majority of votes in England and Wales, while every council in Scotland saw Remain majorities. 

The EU Referendum

On 23 June 2016, the British public will have the opportunity to vote on Britain's continued membership of the European Union. As you may know, I believe that it is for individuals to make their own minds up on this important issue so I am not campaigning for either side.