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Boston MP hopes Brexit deal debate is nearing an end

The Boston MP, Matt Warman, said he hopes the debate over a Brexit deal is nearing an end as the government gears up to try and push through a withdrawal bill.

Mr Warman, who was promoted to assistant government whip earlier this week, said his new position gives him a “wider perspective”.

He added that he has not changed his view on supporting Theresa May’s deal, which has been voted down by the House of Commons three times.

But, Mr Warman said the issue of Brexit was “massively important” and that he would use his position to help find a solution that parliament can support.

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman.

“It’s no secret that the process has been a difficult one,” he said.

“There is no one that would dispute that this is the most important issue that we face and finding a deal that parliament can support and getting it through is really important for the future of the country.

“Being involved in that on any level is a huge privilege.”

He added that the debate over a deal has been “rehearsed” and that he hoped it would be nearing an end.

“What my position does is gives me a greater insight into the wider views of colleagues,” he said.

Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Council President Jean-Claude Juncker.

“That is an interesting place to be, but ultimately these are arguments that have been rehearsed over the course of three votes fo far.

“In many ways I think we all hope that we are towards the end of that process rather than the beginning.”

Earlier this week, the Boston Conservative Association published an open letter calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to step down over Brexit.

Portfolio hold for planning at East Lindsey District Council and deputy chairman of Boston Conservative Association, Councillor Tom Ashton.

Councillor Tom Ashton, the association’s deputy chairman, said local election candidates were struggling with the topic on the doorstep.

Craig Leyland, chairman of the Louth and Horncastle Conservative Association, and leader of the party on East Lindsey District Council, agreed.

“It’s a mixed picture but it’s not a great one to be fighting an election against,” he said.

Meanwhile, Boston and Skegness Labour Party chairman, Andy Izard, said it was a “messy situation nationally” due to Brexit.

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