Shortly after the defeat of the government’s Brexit bill last Tuesday, January 15, Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd issued an open letter to all her constituents, which we reproduce below.
You may or may not agree with all the sentiments she expresses but you will note that in her last paragraph she asks for our views – do let her have them. If we, as voters, are to have our voices heard in this long-running saga, then it is important that, whatever political affiliations we may have, we need to tell her.
This does not, of course, mean simply hurling insults – that achieves nothing. But let her have your considered thoughts on what you feel should be part of the Leave agreement and, if possible, the reasons for them.
If correspondents from Rye come up with a consensus on preferred next moves, our MP has the ear of the Prime Minister and it is not inconceivable that our small town could yet have some influence on the final outcome. All her contact details are on her letter, but email, if possible, is probably the best one to use.
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