Lichfield’s MP has thanked the outgoing Prime Minister for giving people the chance to vote on the country’s future in the European Union.David Cameron will step down today (July 13) to be replaced by Theresa May.
His resignation came in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
Although Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant had been on the other side of the Brexit fence to his party’s leader, he paid tribute to Mr Cameron for the work he had carried out on behalf of the nation.“It has been my privilege to serve in David Cameron’s first Government and then, after I resigned to help in the fight against HS2, as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party,” Mr Fabricant said.
“David was a very approachable PM and we often texted each other as well as having more formal conversations. We share common socially liberal values not only on equal marriage, but also on the need to modernise the economy after the 2008 world banking crash.
“We didn’t agree on everything – HS2 and Brexit are the main examples – but that didn’t seem to damage our working relationship and we agreed on most things.
“The last six years have been exciting but in that period 2.5million more people are in work and unemployment in the Lichfield constituency has been reduced to just 0.8%. That is phenomenal particularly compared with the performance of our European neighbours. And nearly three million new apprenticeships have been created.
“I wish David well for the future and thank him for giving our nation the chance to vote on leaving the European Union.”