Mark Spencer
Mark Spencer

So, we are back and things are churning on down in London. It is fair to say the election was a mixed bag — I am not going to pretend it was the result I was hoping for but we’re going to make the best of what we’ve got.

To that end, the Prime Minister and David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, have been busy in Brussels to kick-off the negotiations.

 As someone who was on the Remain side of the Brexit debate, I’m clear that there must now be no backsliding on Brexit.

We should not be giving credence to the suggestions of the Liberal Democrats and the Greens who are trying to keep us in by the back door.

Around 80% of the public at the election voted for parties that pledged to take us out of the European Union and there can be no clearer expression of the public view that Brexit must now happen.

I am also clear that the Government must work with its counterparts across the Channel to ensure a smooth Brexit and secure the best possible deal ­— one that will reflect the dynamism of the British economy.

I do not think it would be right to settle for a deal which did our economy and our innovative business community a disservice, and I have absolute confidence that our negotiating team will deliver for the UK.

I am also clear of my role in all of this.

I have been returned as MP for Sherwood with an increased majority and I see that as a clear instruction to keep shouting for my constituents through everything that is on the way.

I want to see a Brexit that delivers jobs and economic certainty for Sherwood, and keeps the momentum growing within the local economy.

I see it as my job to keep the pressure on my colleagues in Government to ensure that’s what we get.