The majority of my constituents instructed Parliament to leave the EU.

Others who voted remain tell me they want to respect the decision to leave and have been aghast at the EU’s behaviour during negotiations.

As your MP, it is my duty to fulfil your wishes that we leave, taking back control of our laws, borders, money and trade.

It is clear the remain establishment is doing all it can to prolong the Brexit process in order to stop Brexit entirely.

This was apparent during last week’s indicative votes where the Speaker selected four amendments in favour of remain.

One of the indicative vote options for instance was the Common Market 2.0.

This would see the UK join the single market, forcing us to allow uncontrolled immigration. Despite this clearly undermining the vote of the British people, the Labour Party instructed its MPs to vote for this option.

Thankfully the Conservative Party defeated it.

As for the other options, not one of them offered the UK the ability to take control of our borders or set an independent trade policy.

This is why I voted against all four of these amendments and I was pleased they were all defeated, as none of them delivered what you decided.

You may be aware I have long been vocal about my preference for a Brexit on World Trade Organisation rules and I still believe this is the only option left that delivers the clean break from the EU my constituents voted for.

However, as remain backbenchers have done their utmost to stop Brexit, the options available are now becoming limited.

This is why on March 29, with an incredibly heavy heart, I voted in favour of the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement.

I know the PM and the remain majority in Parliament would rather delay Brexit indefinitely than allow a no-deal Brexit to occur.

If the agreement passed, a leadership change was guaranteed, and I would have done my utmost to ensure our next leader believed in Brexit, championed the benefits of our departure from the EU and delivered the Brexit my constituents voted for.

I had concluded if I had not voted for this deal, I would have risked a long extension to the Brexit process, if not prevented it from happening entirely.

This was a risk I was not willing to take.

Despite Parliament now being at an impasse, my constituents remain clear. They continue to tell me through the phone, emails, social media, on the doorstep and at public meetings that they want to leave the EU and they want Parliament to get on with it.

I hope my constituents understand why I very reluctantly voted for the PM’s deal and I will continue my fight to deliver the UK’s exit from the EU that my constituency and country voted for.