Redditch County MP Karen Lumley has reacted strongly today (Thursday, 3 November 2016) to news that the High Court has ruled MPs should vote to activate Article 50 to commence EU exit proceedings.
Remain supporters brought the case before the High Court and a statement is to be made to MPs on Monday, but Karen said: "The Remain campaign cannot and should not be fighting the will of the British people with more and more process. Attempts to derail, undermine or delay the exiting of the EU is a direct contradiction of the say of the British people, and this is unacceptable."
Karen added that the retention of jobs at Nissan, robust business investment and recent GDP figures were a vote of confidence from industry and consumers, which is good news for the UK economy and the economy of her Redditch constituency.
"Today's decision from the High Court threatens to sink the ship when it's heading home to port. This is why I believe the Government is right to appeal the decision of the High Court, which ruled in favour of those who do not want to see a flourishing Britain outside of the EU," she added.
Redditch has been my home for nearly 20 years and it has been a huge honour to have represented its great people for the past seven.
Sadly due to ill health I have decided not to stand for re-election. There is nothing more important or rewarding than helping people, however I need to be fully fit to be able to undertake the job properly.
I am immensely grateful to all the fantastic people I have met during my time as a Member of Parliament and want to say a huge thank you for all of their support.
Redditch deserves strong and stable leadership. Every vote for Theresa May and your local Conservative, Rachel Maclean, on 8 June will strengthen our hand in negotiations to get the best possible deal for Brexit and beyond, leaving Britain stronger and better off for the future.