Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION - ROD­ER­ICK MC­CUL­LOCH Che­sham town coun­cil­lor

AS a Con­ser­va­tive coun­cil­lor in Che­sham who cam­paigned for Re­main, I was pleased that lo­cal vot­ers turned out in record num­bers to sup­port a Re­main vic­tory in Chiltern. Ob­vi­ously, it was most dis­ap­point­ing that this re­sult was not mir­rored na­tion­ally.

I and fel­low Con­ser­va­tives were present on the streets in Che­sham and Amersham hand­ing out leaflets and talk­ing to passers by through­out the cam­paign.

How­ever, credit should go to those of all par­ties and none who cam­paigned for a Re­main vote.

Now the ref­er­en­dum has taken place,we must re­spect the re­sult. The im­pli­ca­tion in Chris Spruyten­berg’s let­ter of July 14 is that Par­lia­ment may not do so.

I be­lieve not to do so would only fur­ther deepen the cyn­i­cism of vot­ers and their mis­trust of politi­cians.

The task of ne­go­ti­at­ing a new re­la­tion­ship with the EU will be huge and com­plex but Theresa May is the per­son best qual­i­fied to lead our Govern­ment in se­cur­ing the best deal with our Euro­pean part­ners.

She de­serves our full sup­port at this crit­i­cal time.

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