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Voters have clear choice between party leaders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn ­— Sherwood MP Mark Spencer




Sherwood MP Mark Spencer said it was time for the people to make a straight choice between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn ­— and whether they want Brexit or not.

Mr Spencer, the Government’s Chief Whip, described the past 3 ½ years since the referendum as challenging, and said the electorate was right to expect Brexit to have been delivered by now.

Mr Spencer said: “What they couldn’t have expected was for Parliament to strangle that process.

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“The Prime Minister has got further than anyone else in delivering on the will of the people.

“There is a plan, there is a deal, a good deal, but the forces of Parliament and the Labour Party have tied the hands of the Prime Minister.

“You would expect democrats would recognise the result of a public referendum ­— not to openly or secretly try to subvert it.

“We want to put it in the hands of the people, give them the opportunity to cast their vote.

“We have been driven to the point this Parliament is incapable of delivering Brexit for this country.”

Mr Spencer said returning a majority Conservative Government would see Brexit done by the end of January, the date that Mr Johnson requested in writing to the European Union.

He acknowledged General Elections were unpredictable.

“Of course elections make me nervous, but I stand by my record as MP for Sherwood,” he said. “I think I have done a pretty good job.”

Mr Spencer polled 27,492 votes in 2017, an increased majority, ahead of Labour’s Mike Pringle with 22,294 in a five-horse race.

Sherwood will also have a Brexit Party candidate, David Dodds.

The Liberal Democrats have yet to announce a replacement Sherwood candidate after Leon Duveen pulled out through ill health.

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