Brexit votes: How did our Tamworth MP vote?

Friday, 22nd March 2019

PUBLICLY available voting records show local MP, Christopher Pincher, voted against a number of European Union votes including a second referendum.

Last week saw MPs vote on four pieces of Brexit legislation: The Prime Minister’s Deal, extending Article 50, taking No Deal off the table and a second referendum. All votes that MPs cast in Parliament are available online for the public to see, and within that Mr Pincher’s voting record has also been published.

“I voted against delaying exit day. I voted against holding a second referendum. I voted against taking No Deal off the table. I did all that because I want us to leave in a timely and orderly way.”

Christopher Pincher MP

The Prime Minister brought her amended deal back to the House of Commons to be voted on for the second time.

Having secured legal changes from the European Union, Christopher Pincher MP voted for her deal. The following day saw a vote on taking No Deal off the table, our MP voted to keep No Deal on the table.

On the final day of voting, MPs had to vote on both a second referendum and extending Article 50. Christopher Pincher has consistently been against a second referendum and has confirmed this again by voting against one. Article 50 is the process in which the United Kingdom triggered in order to leave the European Union. This is a 2 year period and would have seen us leave the European Union on March 29th, the Prime Minister is looking for a short extension in order to leave with a deal. Christopher voted against extending the exit day.

Christopher Pincher MP said: “In June 2016 the British people and the people of Tamworth voted to leave to the European Union. Residents have been asking me what I have been doing in Parliament to deliver on that decision. I voted against delaying exit day. I voted against holding a second referendum. I voted against taking No Deal off the table. I did all that because I want us to leave in a timely and orderly way.

“I think the Prime Minister’s Deal is the best deal to achieve this, whilst also honouring the referendum result. I voted leave, I was a Vote Leave campaigner and time and time again people contact me to say they just want us to get on with Brexit. This is what I will continue to do. The situation is challenging but I want to make sure I stand up for what I believe the majority of Tamworth residents voted for.”