Our Voice in Parliament Edward Argar MP

As Brexit, understandably, continues to dominate the political agenda, our media headlines, and everyday conversations, I believe it is important that I give readers of the Syston Town News a brief update on my views.
As many of you will be aware, I have been consistently clear that the result of the referendum must be accepted, respected, and delivered on, with the UK leaving the EU. I believe it is also essential that we ensure that the UK leaves the EU in a smooth and orderly way, which is why I have supported the Prime Minister’s deal as the best way to do that. As those who check my voting record will see, I have voted to respect the referendum result and deliver Brexit at every possible opportunity in Parliament, as well as to keep ‘no deal’ on the table as an option while we were still negotiating. The reality of parliamentary arithmetic, however, is that, because no one Party won a majority in Parliament in the 2017 election, it takes only a small number of MPs to join with Labour and the other Opposition Parties to be able to block or delay the delivery of Brexit, which is why we have seen the recent short delay. I was disappointed that this was necessary, and will continue to work hard in Parliament to ensure that Brexit is delivered.
However, we must also not lose sight of local issues, which remain equally as important – one of which is the vital work being done to protect and enhance our environment. I was saddened to hear that a discarded plastic carrier bag led to the death of a young deer in Bradgate Park last month. A number of constituents have also written to me recently, to express their concerns about the environment more generally. It is an important reminder to us all, that litter dropping can have terrible consequences for the local wildlife, particularly in the Charnwood constituency, with a number of beautiful open spaces that we are all proud of. We must enjoy these areas responsibly and remember that we all have a duty to take care of the environment, and the animals that call it home.
Our natural environment, air quality, open spaces and wildlife all matter to Syston, just as they do to the whole Charnwood constituency, but a healthy natural environment is something we cannot simply take for granted. We all hold our planet in trust for future generations so, while at a national and international level I am pleased the Government is continuing to strengthen our environmental protections, and as a generation are working to ensure we leave our environment and wildlife in a better state than we found it. We also all have our own small, but important, roles to play in protecting our natural environment, from reducing the amount of rubbish we throw away; to re-using things where we can; to recycling when we can’t; and whenever we are out and about in Syston by putting our litter in the bin or taking it home. Working together, we can not only protect but improve our environment.
As always, if you ever feel that I can be of assistance to you in any way as your local MP, or would like to invite me to a community event, please get in touch with me using the following email address: [email protected] Alternatively, you can write to me at: Edward Argar MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.