CRTICISM OF MP OVER EU REFERENDUM IS UNFAIR
THE recent criticism of our MP Cheryl Gillan for voting to LEAVE in the recent Referendum is somewhat unfair and completely misconceived
First of all, everybody has a vote in a referendum so there is no need for an MP to represent the views of constituents.
While it is good to know now that 55% of Voters in the Chilterns voted to Remain, Cheryl Gillan could not have known that until after the result of the Referendum.
Each and every one of us was entitled to cast their own vote and have a say.
Our votes have equal weight and value with the votes of MPs even the Prime Minister
This was not a vote in Parliament where we might reasonably expect an MP to represent the views of constituents.
Cheryl has consistently done so with her opposition to HS2 probably at the cost of damaging her own career prospects seeing that David Cameron sacked her from his cabinet.
So far as our membership of EU is concerned the Referendum has given the decision of the people .
All MPs going back to Parliament have to respect that result whichever way they voted themselves. Theresa May MP , Home Secretary and now leadership candidate , who was in the REMAIN camp has made that much clear
My only complaint about the Referendum, apart from disappointment with the result, was the poor standard of the public debate on the EU issue and the misrepresentations , partial truths and lies told on both sides- but not, I hasten to add, by our MP.