The people have spoken and have decided that the UK should leave the European Union.
Our job now as Conservative MEPs is to help secure a deal that safeguards Britain’s best interests while maintaining the best possible relations with our European partners.
So long as Britain is a member of the EU Conservative MEPs will remain fully engaged, contributing to legislation, voting in Parliament and representing our country and constituents.
In the longer term we will not turn our back on Europe. We will continue to trade with the EU and co-operate in important areas such as security.
A new chapter in our nation's history is opening. We are committed to playing our part in forging a positive role for Britain in Europe and the rest of the world.
Ashley Fox MEP
UK Conservatives in the European Parliament
Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir (Yorkshire and the Humber) will present his report to the European Parliament's sub-committee on human rights on MONDAY urging the EU to draw up a comprehensive policy to tackle statelessness in south and southeast Asia.
Security and Defence spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden (South East) will respond to the European Commission's Defence Action Plan, expected to be published on TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY, and stress the importance of not undermining NATO.
On WEDNESDAY Vicky Ford (Eastern England) is chairing a hearing on new digital copyright proposals aimed at protecting musicians, journalists etc whose work is carried on the internet.