Stuart has recently spoken to Ministers in the Department for Exiting the European Union to raise his constituents concerns regarding the Chequers agreement and the White Paper that followed.
Stuart said: “I do appreciate the concerns many are having about this White Paper mainly that it does not go far enough and does not deliver the Brexit that many felt they were promised. I do personally feel I am able to support this White Paper as it is my view that it will take some time for us to disentangle ourselves from a system we have been a part of for the best part of 50 years and that this will be a process, not an event - just as joining the EU was an event that took place over many, many years and I do feel like the core tenets required for us to leave the EU are provided for by this White Paper.
That being said, I do also feel I should be representing all my constituents on either side of the debate, which is very hard to do during such a heated topic. However, I am always happy to speak to Ministers to ensure that my constituents concerns are being heard loud and clear by the Government Departments charged with making those decisions. I will continue to relay my constituents concerns on Brexit to the Department for Exiting the European Union and I would like to assure my constituents I am absolutely committed to ensuring we leave the EU. We do just need to be realistic and pragmatic throughout the process and appreciate that it is simply not possible for us to leave in one fell swoop.”