Local MP for Denton and Reddish, Andrew Gwynne, has confirmed that he will vote to trigger Article 50 which would begin the process of negotiating Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.
In response to this week’s Supreme Court ruling which stipulated that the Government cannot use the Royal Prerogative to trigger Article 50, the Government released a White Paper which would formally give the Prime Minister that power through a Parliamentary vote backed by a majority of MP’s.
The local Member of Parliament has reassured constituents that he will respect the decision of voters. Across the Denton and Reddish constituency a majority decided to vote to leave the European Union on June 23 last year.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“The judges decided on a point of law that the Government cannot use the Royal Prerogative to trigger Article 50 and that Parliament must formally give the Prime Minister that power.
“I fully accept the decision taken by voters at the referendum, both locally and in the country more widely, and will honour their wishes at next week’s vote in Parliament.
“Once its clearer what shape the negotiations and what a possible deal will look like, it is wholly Parliament’s sovereign role to scrutinise the Government. My job as an elected MP now is to make sure Brexit works for Denton and Reddish.
“That’s precisely the parliamentary sovereignty I believe the public voted for on 23 June.”