As a committed European, Graham wants the decisions on the final Brexit deal to be brought out from behind closed doors. Before we leave the EU, we need the deal to be published and put to the people in a national vote.
Graham believes that he is in sympathy with many other local people on this issue - 73% of Westbury & Henleaze electors voted Remain. But however we voted in the 2016 referendum, Graham’s ambition is for us all to be valued and counted in a ‘people’s vote’ on the deal.
We can tell from the news that Conservative politicians, divided and scared by the consequences of the last referendum, don’t want to take the risk of having their ideas scrutinised by ordinary people.
Maybe some Labour politicians say they want such a vote – but their leadership have tied themselves in knots with different promises to different parts of the country, and Labour MPs have voted in agreement with most of the Conservative Brexit process proposals to date. Labour can’t deliver a final Brexit vote – unless there is real pressure on them from outside their party.
Only the Liberal Democrats will put power back in your hands over Brexit.
As a Liberal Democrat, getting the ‘small print’ right matters to Graham. His past role was to make the practical details of our governmental system work for ordinary people. He wants matters dealt with straightforwardly. Ordinary people need to be treated with respect during this time of sudden change which could have long-lasting impact.
Putting the final Brexit deal to the people is our best hope for the future of our country. Vote for someone you can trust to fight for that chance.