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My latest thought on Brexit

When the ‘Chequers Deal’ made it clear that we were heading for an agreement that was incompatible, with what, I believe, 70 per cent of my constituents voted for, and does not deliver on the manifesto commitments promised at last year’s election I decided I could not support it.

We're leaving the EU on 29 March 2019

Martin Vickers: The Prime Minister has repeated yet again today that we will leave the European Union on 29 March. She has also frequently repeated that no deal is better than a bad deal. The 70% of my constituents who voted to leave are even more determined that they want that to happen.

Better train services for Cleethorpes

Martin Vickers: I welcome the Minister back to the Dispatch Box. He will know from his previous time in the Department of my campaign for better train services into northern Lincolnshire, particularly a direct service from King’s Cross.

My letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister

As you may have seen reported, I submitted a letter to Graham Brady MP, Chairman of the Backbench 1922 Committee, lending my support to a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister. I did this last July soon after the ‘Chequers Deal’ was first published.

Centenary of World War One

Every year, it is a privilege to represent the people of Cleethorpes and take part in Remembrance Sunday commemorations across the constituency.

The NEWfish convention

Today Martin and Melanie Onn MP met Sir Barney White-Spunner, Chairman of the UK Fisheries Advisory Board and Jane Sandell, the Chief Executive of UK Fisheries.

The police must focus on serious crime

Martin has spoken out in favour of Sara Thornton, the chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council who has said that the police need to re-focus more on dealing with such issues as burglary and violent crime rather than allegations against dead people and some lesser hate crimes.