THE Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton has spoken of her satisfaction after delivering on her promise to get Brexit done less than two months after being elected.
Upon succeeding Ian Lucas in December, Mrs Atherton promised her constituency that she would help to force Brexit through and end any uncertainty in the area.
Wrexham voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Unite Kingdom leaving the European Union at the 2016 referendum, and as of 11pm on January 31, their votes were made a reality as the UK ceased to be a member of the EU.
Following that historic move, Sarah Atherton said: “In the 2016 referendum Wrexham residents, myself included, voted to leave the European Union.
“However, the next three and a half years that followed brought anguish and uncertainty as our politicians tried to undermine that decision.
“During the general election I campaigned on the promise that if elected I would get Brexit done, ending the uncertainty for businesses and residents, whilst restoring faith in our democratic process.
“I am pleased to have fulfilled that promise of getting Brexit done. On Friday at 11pm we left the European Union, finally delivering on the outcome of the 2016 referendum.
“We have left the EU on good terms with our European neighbours and with excellent prospects for a future trading partnership that works for everyone, based on free trade and friendly cooperation, not the EU’s treaties or laws.
“It is vital that all politicians now come together, regardless of whether they voted to leave or remain, and draw a line under the divisions and toxicity that has dominated British politics over the last three and a half years.
“We must now work together to ensure we seize all of the possible benefits that Brexit presents the United Kingdom and Wrexham. I will continue to be a strong voice for Wrexham as we go forward into the next stage of negotiations.”