Over 100 Fareham residents attended a Q&A session with their local MP Suella Braverman on Friday, 1st February to put their questions to her on Brexit.
Over the course of two hours, the audience of Leave and Remain voters fielded questions about Brexit, the current situation and what could happen in the future under different circumstances. The event was also attended by TV presenter Adrian Chiles as part of a BBC Panorama documentary which was following Leave and Remain supporting MPs around the country.
During the half-hour Panorama programme called ‘Brexit: Who’s in Charge?’, members of the audience were shown asking their questions to Mrs Braverman and why they voted to Leave or Remain in June 2016.
Suella Braverman also used the event to explain her position on Brexit and why she voted against the Withdrawal Agreement in January. In November, she resigned her post as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union in protest over the deal being negotiated.
Following the event, Suella Braverman said:
“It was very insightful and enjoyable to meet local residents and discuss the current Brexit situation with them. As we reach the most crucial stage in the Brexit process, MPs should consult with their constituents and take on board their comments or concerns.
“All tickets for the event were snapped up very quickly which shows the eagerness of local residents to discuss Brexit. This was the third Brexit Q&A that I’ve hosted in Fareham and I hope to be holding another one soon. I encourage all those who are interested to attend a future event to sign up to my newsletter via my website.”