By Richard Harrington MP
As many people know I was campaigning during the EU Referendum for Britain to remain inside the European Union, so the result was not what I had hoped and worked for. However, the decision has been made and now we have to make a success of it.
I think it is fair to say that throughout this process we may see uncertainty for a while and there will be many rounds of negotiations over a long period of time. However, we have to remember that as a country, we are still leading at a global level, we are on good economic footing and most importantly we must now take this chance to make the best out of the situation for future generations. Our local economy is strong and growing. I do think this will continue.
As your Member of Parliament I remain committed to doing everything I can to protect Watford’s jobs and economy, as well as continuing to represent the people of Watford and your interests. I think it is important to keep looking forward and personally I see this as my role in the coming months.
I understand that some of those who wished to remain in the EU would like to see a second referendum or for Parliament to prevent this vote coming into force, but I think it would be fundamentally wrong and undemocratic for any politician to refuse to carry forward a decision made by those we are elected to represent.
As Theresa May said on the doorstep of Downing Street, ‘Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a success of it’. Our role now is to take this as an opportunity to ensure that the steps we take forward from hereon are the most beneficial to our country and to get the best possible deal for our country in the negotiations to come.
I will be flying the flag for Watford, working for our future and making sure that our town has its voice heard.