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Henry Smith: Getting Brexit Done in Parliament

In his article this week, Crawley MP Henry Smith talks about finally getting Brexit done.

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After three and a half years, which included one referendum, two general elections, and the British people’s clear decision on each of these occasions, last night in the House of Commons I joined my Conservative colleagues in voting for the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill at its third reading, which passed by 330 votes to 231.

This means the Bill has completed its progress through the Commons and now heads to the House of Lords.

This legislation will ensure that the UK ceases to be an EU member at 11pm on 31st January; the EU Communities Act 1972 will be repealed and we will enter the implementation period.

It is time for our nation to focus on other priorities. The Chancellor’s first Budget will take place in March, and will set out this Government’s plans to unleash Britain’s potential.

These include tackling the cost of living for hard-working people, delivering world-class public services like our NHS and investing in green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions.

At the start of 2020 we can make sure that we enjoy a decade of renewal – let’s take this opportunity and make the most of it.

Henry Smith MP
Crawley Constituency

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“We will get through this”: Crawley MP Henry Smith addresses the town over the coronavirus pandemic

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Crawley MP Henry Smith has spoken exclusively to Crawley News 24 as worry grows around the coronavirus pandemic.

In his video address Mr Smith talked about concerns that businesses of all size in the town were facing.

He also spoke about vulnerable people and how he was looking to support those, be it with food deliveries or help with situations that they need assistance with.

He also spoke about the problems with panic buying.

He said:

“Please don’t panic buy, the government and the supermarkets are working together to ensure there will be a supply of food and essential items throughout the coming weeks of this extrordinary crisis situation.”

He goes on to talk about how he has been seeking to reflect the concerns of individuals in the town to government and how measures were starting to come through.

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