Delivering Brexit and building a new path for Britain

I am campaigning for

- the fulfilment of the Leave verdict from the 2016 EU Referendum.

- the freedom to set our own independent global trading policy through my work on the International Trade Select Committee.

- investment in our local skills base to get more people into fulfilling work and reduce our dependence on migrant labour.

- a new strategy for our region that links the ports, transport hubs and logistics parks of the Thames Estuary and Eastern London to make the most of new global trading opportunities. 

- support to local businesses who have not yet considered exporting or who would like assistance in expanding into new markets.


UK Trade & Investment Strategy

Today I led a parliamentary debate on the UK's Trade & Investment Strategy that was answered by Investment Minister, Graham Stuart MP. Once Hansard is published, I shall post the Minister's reply to some of the issues I raised.

Training Scheme launched to find UK's future trade experts

Today International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, launched the world’s first international trade training scheme to grow the UK’s talent pool of future negotiators, policy makers and HM Trade Commissioners.

Priti Patel joins Emerson Park summer celebration

This afternoon we welcomed former International Development Secretary, Priti Patel MP, to the constituency to join our summer celebration in Emerson Park. Priti spoke to local guests about politics, Brexit and the path ahead for our country ahead of 31 October. 


UK's Relationship with China

I made the following contribution to a debate on the UK's relationship with China, which was tabled by Aldershot MP, Leo Docherty. Unfortunately I was called last to speak so had to cut my comments to five minutes.

Future International Trade Opportunities

I made the following contribution to a debate tabled by Conservative MP, Craig Tracey, on future trading opportunities for the UK.

Julia Lopez Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster  4:56 pm, 1st May 2019

Latest on Brexit - why I voted as I did

I sent the following reply to those constituents who emailed me about critical votes in the week beginning 25 March, which included a round of so-called indicative votes on alternative options to the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement, and a third vote on the Withdrawal Agreement itself.