Ian Shires

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To Leave voters in Walsall North – Will Eddie Hughes deliver the Brexit you voted for?

by Ian Shires on 13 July, 2018

68% of Walsall North voters in the referendum on 23 June 2016 voted to leave the European Union. Following the snap General Election Theresa May called on 18 April 2017 the new Conservative member for Walsall North Eddie Hughes declared that he would deliver the Brexit that the people of Walsall North voted for. since then he says that he has been an ardent supporter of the Prime Minister Theresa May.

In an article in the Express and Star “Tories rally behind PM amid Brexit chaos – but should May stay?” By Pete Madeley | Politics | Published: Jul 10, 2018 MP Eddie Hughes was quoted as follows: 

Mr Hughes, who was Parliamentary Private Secretary to new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, said he was ‘100 per cent supportive’ of the Prime Minister. “With our leave date fast approaching we have no time for the mechanisms of a leadership challenge,” he said. “It is the last thing we need. I want to see more detail from the Chequers agreement, but I feel reassured that the main issues have been addressed and delivered, including free movement of people.

Most of you will know where I stand on the issue of EU membership, but as a Councillor I have no more influence over the Government on what comes out of the negotiations than any other resident of Walsall North. What I am hearing from constituents who voted leave in the referendum is that they feel betrayed by what has now emerged as the Conservative Government’s definition of Brexit.

So my question to those of you who did vote leave in Walsall North do you still believe that your Conservative MP Eddie Hughes will deliver the Brexit you voted for?


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