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.

News

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. 

Question to PM on Brexit statement

This afternoon, the Prime Minister made a statement to the House advising MPs that we shall have a further meaningful vote on her Withdrawal Agreement by 12 March.

Visiting the Falklands with the Armed Forces

Ensuring the security of citizens is the first duty of any government, and sending our Armed Forces into battle is one of the most serious things that any parliamentarian may be asked by government to support.

My speech on the EU Withdrawal Agreement

In the speech below, my second in the debates on the Prime Minister's EU Withdrawal Agreement, I set out why I am unable to support the deal on the table when the vote takes place on 15 January.

My speech in the Withdrawal Agreement debates

This is the speech that I made in parliament on the second day of the debates on the Withdrawal Agreement. I was not able to get through the final few paragraphs as a four-minute time limit was placed on speakers and I had to cut it down on the hoof. To watch my contribution, click here 

Daily Telegraph - The PM's deal slithers us into an indefinite limbo

‘Let’s get on with it’, concluded the Prime Minister in a recent letter to MPs selling the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. It is a seductive sentiment, and one which government hopes will persuade exasperated voters and equally weary MPs to unite behind the deal in time for a happy Christmas.

Daily Telegraph - Britain's Future Depends on a Better Settlement

Brexit presents a profound and complex challenge for our country and our politics. Yet seeing parliament reduce it at best to a problem to be mitigated, and at worst an existential threat that needs to be blocked, has been frustrating and dispiriting in equal measure.