I fully support the Prime Minister’s announcement, which in recent weeks has become inevitable because of other political parties making it clear they would either reverse or frustrate the Government’s Brexit plan at Westminster.
June 8 is now a day of stark choices for voters – do they want a Conservative government of stability and certainty able to get the best deal for Britain as we leave the EU, or one inhabited by Labour and minor political parties whose leaders are simply not fit to lead; parties who would deny democracy and the referendum result in Eastbourne.
We must have a strong government at the negotiating table over the coming months and I applaud the Prime Minister for making this decision which is now, regrettably, completely in the national interest.
There are also wider issues at play in this election. We need a good deal on Brexit so we can prosper economically and take full advantage of the opportunities it gives us. Only economic growth will allow us to pay down our deficit and fund our public services to ensure future generations are not saddled with a mountain of debt while the country finds it more and more difficult to funds schools and the NHS.