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
Most Conservative MEPs are working in their constituencies or taking part in delegations this week.
Amongst those on foreign missions are Defence and Security spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden (East of England) and Internal Market spokesman Vicky Ford (East of England), who are leading delegations to India looking to re-launch the stalled EU-India talks on counter-terrorism and cyber-security and to explore new digital market opportunities.
Meanwhile Joint International Trade spokesman Emma McClarkin (East Midlands) is meeting senior officials in Mexico as the EU seeks to update its 17-year-old trade agreement with the South American country.