Statement on the EU referendum

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I have decided with some regret to say I will vote to leave on 23rd June.

I say regret because I had first hoped to remain in a reformed European Union.

The renegotiation deal says everything about today’s EU – that it is only moving in one direction: ever increasing centralisation.

I hope these last weeks that I have served my constituents well by providing balanced information and encouraging all to take part and use their vote.

I am pleased the Conservative government has delivered a referendum so that the British people can have their say on our European membership.  I will respect the result, whatever that brings, and continue to work hard to secure a brighter future for us all.