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
On MONDAY Conservative MEPs will be supporting proposals by the Civil Liberties Committee to make information exchange and data sharing between various EU databases more efficient. The aim is to help tackle cross-border crime and terrorism and improve migration management.
Throughout the week MEPs are meeting to prepare for next week's session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Issues on the agenda include an EU ban
on throwaway plastics, while Romanian resident Klaus Iohannis will discuss the future of Europe.
Heads of State are attending a European Council Summit on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY to discuss Brexit, migration and security. European Conservatives and
Reformists group co-chairman Syed Kamall (London) will be commenting publicly on behalf of the Conservative delegation.