Dartford MP Gareth Johnson "to ensure the decision of the British people is implemented" in key Brexit role
PUBLISHED: 09:17 05 July 2017
Mr Johnson was writing in his monthly column for the Gravesend Reporter
As Brexit negotiations get underway, Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has been handed a key role in leaving the EU.
The Tory MP was last week appointed as parliamentary private secretary to Brexit secretary David Davis.
Writing in his column for the Gravesend Reporter, Mr Johnson said: “When people voted last year they didn’t vote to be half-in and half-out of the EU. We must leave the single market and the customs union, as only by doing that can we deliver what people voted for. We will also be able to take back control of our borders - another key reason people voted to leave the EU.
“In this new role I will be working with David Davis to ensure the decision of the British people is implemented. I will be working as a link between him as the minister and the parliamentary party, together with assisting in the department’s work.
“With two-thirds of people in Dartford and 52 per cent of Britons voting to leave the EU, the department for exiting the EU is committed to delivering that decision and I am pleased to be working at the heart of it.”