My maiden speech

Maiden.jpgI am obliged to you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for calling me to speak in this debate and I thank the hon. Member for Southampton Test for a riveting speech.

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My position on the EU negotiations

European_flag.jpgWhen I was selected and throughout the General Election campaign I was asked what my position on Europe was, my answer was always the same.  I said that if there were a referendum today, based on our current relationship with the EU I would vote to leave but I wanted to see what deal the Prime Minister could come back with from his renegotiations with Europe.

I stand by that position.

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Hosting Ukraine Debate

Ukraine debateYesterday I co-hosted a debate with Lord Trimble on behalf of the Henry Jackson Society entitled "Fighting Hybrid War and Pushing for Reform in Ukraine"

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Swearing In

James Cleverly MP, swearing in, House of Commons

Today I was sworn in as a Member of Parliament.  Every MP does this after a general election from the Prime Minister to the newest parliamentary débutante, like me.

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Thank you

houses_of_parliament.jpgLast week the voters of Braintree elected me to be their Member of Parliament and I want to thank everyone who did so.

It is a privileged to represent such a wonderful part of the country and I intend to work hard for everyone in the constituency and help unlock its full potential.

I believe that having a Conservative majority government makes that aspiration easier and our best days are ahead of us.

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