BREXIT: Tory PPS QUITS Government To ‘Fight For Brexit’
Conservative MP for Morely And Outwood (Ed Balls former seat) Andrea Jenkyns has quit her role today as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to concentrate on her role on the Brexit Select Committee. In her statement, she said that the committee is badly “imbalanced”:
“Currently, there are 21 members on the Brexit committee, only 7 of which voted to leave the EU. It is my opinion that the reports produced by the committee have been unbalanced in favour of us either remaining in the EU, the customs union or delaying our departure. I, therefore, feel I need to spend more of my time doing all I can do to correct this imbalance and be a robust voice for the benefits of Brexit.”
She continued saying that she intended to fulfil the promise she made to her constituents to fight for Brexit to the “best of her abilities.” The news came as a new poll for the London Evening Standard found confidence in Mrs May ebbing away. Just over a third — 34 percent — of those asked by pollster Ipsos Mori think she will get a deal that is good for Britain, while a clear majority of 63 percent think she will fail.
Mrs May also appears to be losing the support of Conservative supporters. Satisfaction with Mrs May has fallen in one month from 77 percent to 70 percent while dissatisfaction has risen from 19 to 27 percent. The findings follow a string of embarrassing defeats in the House Of Lords and very public wrangling within the Cabinet over the shape of the customs arrangement post-Brexit.