Wrexham’s MP has reiterated his intention to vote against the prime minister’s Brexit deal tonight -branding it a ‘terrible deal’ for his constituents and the rest of the UK.
The meaningful vote on the Brexit deal, which was due to take place before Christmas, is widely expected to be voted down.
Speaking ahead of the vote in the Commons today, Mr Lucas has reiterated his intention to vote against the Brexit deal.
Mr Lucas said: “The Prime Minister’s incompetence means she could hardly be in a weaker position as MPs prepare to vote on her Brexit agreement.
“As I have stated previously, I believe it is a terrible deal – it would have dire consequences for the people of Wrexham and the rest of the UK – so I will be voting against it.
“I do believe that a separate Brexit deal is possible – one which gives us a close future relationship with the EU and keeps us in a customs union during the transition period – and I feel such an agreement would have broad support on both sides of the House. Time will tell.
“This is a hugely important week for the UK and, from my perspective as MP for Wrexham, I will continue to make decisions based on what I believe to be right, taking into account the views of my constituents.
“We must take one step at a time to see how matters unfold.”
Back in June 2016 Wrexham and the UK voted to Leave the EU (relive the coverage here!) with a total of 70,407 voting in Wrexham – with Remain 28,822 against Leave 41,544. At the time Mr Lucas had campaigned to ‘remain’.
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