Vale MP Alun Cairns has held another Public Meeting on Brexit, following an eventful week in Parliament which saw the departure date extended from 29th March 2019 and MPs vote against the Withdrawal Agreement for a third time, leaving the path forward on Brexit uncertain.
Hundreds of residents packed out the meeting room at the Duke of Wellington in Cowbridge, as they sought out clarity on the options available ahead of the new date of departure from the EU, on Friday 12th April 2019.
Mr Cairns said, “With everything that has gone on in Westminster, it is my responsibility as the MP for the Vale to keep residents up to date on the process of leaving and what the likely next steps are. There has been huge public interest from Vale residents of all persuasions. Even though I voted to Remain at the 2016 Referendum, I am committed to delivering on and respecting the result to Leave. In the Parliamentary votes, I have consistently backed the Prime Minister’s Deal, which delivers the result and I am hopeful that we will have a resolution which will see the UK leave the EU without a long delay, providing certainty to people and businesses.”
He added, “I would like to thank everyone who attended and for remaining respectful throughout the meeting. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of unpleasant and threatening correspondence to Members of Parliament. I’m glad that this did not surface at the public meeting and that we had a civilised and useful discussion.”