Rachel said:

“The Prime Minister’s new Brexit deal is a fair and reasonable offer to the EU. The UK has compromised, and it’s now over to the EU to do the same and accept the offer on the table. If they do not then we will leave without a deal, but this will be down to the EU’s intransigence, not the British Government.

“This new offer respects and protects the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, there will be no checks at or near the Northern Ireland border, it protects the integrity of the EU’s Single Market, and most importantly it ensures we will leave the EU as one United Kingdom.

“If the EU agree to it, then I’m hopeful this deal will get through the House of Commons. The DUP are already on board, Members on my side of the House who didn’t vote for the previous deal, and a number of Labour MPs have come forward to say they would vote for the deal.

“This deal respects the outcome of the biggest exercise in democracy seen in our country. We will be leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union, ending Freedom of Movement, ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK, and we will be able to forge our own independent trade policy by signing ambitious trade deals with allies and emerging economies around the world.

“This deal also protects the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and the rights of Britons living in EU countries.

“It’s incumbent on us all now to vote for this deal so that we can get Brexit done and keep our promises to our constituents. We promised them we would leave on October 31st and the Prime Minister’s deal keeps this promise.

“Three years after 62% of voters in Redditch voted to leave the EU, it’s now time we get Brexit done so we can move forward and focus on a bold domestic agenda for our great country.”