In October, I co-signed a letter (below) from parliamentary colleagues to the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to raise our deep concerns over the government’s two-child policy limit on Universal Credit.
I am delighted to hear that Amber Rudd has announced that the government will no longer be pursuing this policy. It is never right or fair to penalise.
As the crisis surrounding the Brexit negotiations has deepened, so the flow of concerned emails I have received has soared.
The people of Stockport voted to remain in the EU by 53.2 per cent to 46.8 per cent in the 2016 referendum.
In the last few weeks I have received more than 600 emails from constituents. It will come as no surprise to you that people have expressed many different views about Brexit and the way forward.
I also conducted a postal survey in those areas where a high number of people voted to leave in 2016.
I polled 4,500 households and what is striking is that of those who responded 71 per cent now feel ‘the people’ should have the final say on the Brexit deal and 72 per cent said that remaining in the EU should be an option in another referendum.
There has been a definite sign of a change of heart amongst people who voted Leave who now say they would like the opportunity to vote again. Of those who replied to say they voted Leave in 2016, 13 per cent said they would now vote Remain with many saying they felt misled or misinformed in the EU referendum.
21st November 2018
Below is a copy of the Hansard transcript for my recent adjournment debate in Westminster Hall.