Responding the Supreme Court’s decision that submission of Article 50 requires consent from Parliament, Tracy Brabin MP said:
“When deciding how to vote on the submission of Article 50 it’s especially hard for us in Batley and Spen as we know Jo campaigned relentlessly for Remain. I too voted remain. But democracy has spoken. The people went to the polls and made their decision to leave the EU. As a politician who asks people to vote for me, I don’t believe it’s my right to block the sovereign will of the people, locally or nationally.
“We must now move past the titles of ‘remainers’ or ‘leavers’ because at the end of the day, everyone who cast their vote last June did so with the vision of making our country better.
“Either in the European Union or out, there are too many who feel their living standards haven’t improved in the way they’d expect in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. For some pay hasn’t kept up with rising costs, not just in the past few years, but in the past few decades.
“Which is why I’ll be working for the 100% in my constituency, putting pressure on the Government to deliver well paid jobs through a proper industrial strategy and calling on them to confirm workers’ rights will not be watered down through the negotiations.”