Becoming Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
It is a great honour to be asked by the Prime Minister to join the cabinet, as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
On Sunday 25th November the UK and EU agreed both a Withdrawal Agreement to settle the terms of our exit, and a Political Declaration setting the framework for our future relationship. Parliament will vote on the 11th December on this deal, which is a key milestone in honouring the referendum result, which was the biggest vote in our history.
There is much to do both ahead of the vote, alongside it in terms of preparing both for the deal and in the event of no deal, and in progressing the second phase following the Political Declaration.
Thank you to everyone in the constituency who has sent their best wishes. My recent article for the Express says more on the deal.