What happens next?
What happens next?

Parliament is in deadlock on how to move forward over the arrangements to leave the European Union. As I said last week, in the EU referendum, like the country at large, the Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency split almost down the middle, but with a majority voting to leave. At the time, whilst campaigning to Remain, I heard your concerns on both sides and the following year I stood on a Labour manifesto promising to respect the result of that referendum and to push for a deal which protected jobs and living standards whilst also protecting consumer and workers’ rights, and environmental protections.

I listened to you then and I want to hear from you again.

On Friday I’ll be holding public meetings across the constituency, including Fleetwood, Knott End and Lancaster – so you can have your say on where we go from here. If you’d like to come along then please register online via my Facebook  – go to the events page to sign up. Or you can follow the links below or call my office on 01253 490440.

Fleetwood – 11am


Knott End and Preesall – 2pm


Lancaster – 5pm


Once you’ve registered you’ll be emailed with the location and venue details.


The deal presented by Theresa May won’t protect jobs, workplace rights or environmental standards; it won’t guarantee ongoing frictionless trade so that our manufacturing and food processing businesses can export and it provides no certainty about our future relationship with the EU.

So, what happens next?

There are now more votes coming before Parliament in the coming days and weeks, from leaving without a deal to having a public vote and all the options in between.

So I can best be Lancaster and Fleetwood’s voice in Westminster, please share your thoughts on what you want to see happen next. I’d love to hear from you at the public meetings on Friday where I hope we can have a productive and respectful dialogue. If you can’t make it to the meeting then please take the time to write to me at my constituency office, 50 Lord Street, Fleetwood, FY76DT or email me at cat.smith.mp@parliament.uk.

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