Article 50 - June 2017
The outcome of the referendum on the 23 June was clear and the UK will be leaving the EU. As you know the Conservative Party in Parliament was itself spilt on the issue, with Cabinet ministers campaigning on both sides. However, the public's view will be respected and Article 50 will be triggered in March 2017.
The Government will respect the decision of the Supreme Court. Even if a parliamentary vote is required to trigger Article 50, following the vote on 7 December, it is clear that the majority of MPs will not seek to prevent this from happening.
I support the Government's timetable for exiting the EU and I have voted to trigger Article 50.