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

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.

Global Britain and the International Rules-based Order

I made the following contribution to a debate on Global Britain that had been tabled by Tom Tugendhat MP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. 

Julia Lopez Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster  4:11 pm, 6th September 2018

Romford Recorder Column

With parliament returning from recess next week, we enter a crucial period in our Brexit negotiations. The deadline for agreement on the terms of our EU withdrawal is timetabled for mid-October.