Speaking after today’s vote (29 March) on the EU Withdrawal Agreement, Caroline Flint said:
“Today, the day we should have left the EU, Parliament let down the people and businesses of Don Valley.
“Parliament has strained the patience of people who thought that over 1,000 days after the referendum, the UK should have left already.
“I hope everyone understands that today’s vote was a vote to block Brexit. I couldn’t support that.
“I voted to guarantee that the UK would leave the EU on 22 May. Today, that option was thrown away.
Caroline Flint has demanded that local communities get a say over the new £1.6billion Stronger Towns Fund.
Welcoming the new fund, the Don Valley MP told Secretary of State for Communities, James Brokenshire: “It shouldn’t have taken a referendum and Brexit to hear the focus we are hearing today on towns.”
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has expressed concern about the management of the rail system, as a new report by the Public Accounts Committee is released today.
The Committee has found that the railways faced “unacceptable” levels of disruption in 2018, and that this year looks to be another difficult year for both passengers and the rail industry. Causing concern are further significant timetable changes, as well increased amounts of maintenance work and large improvement projects rolling out.
On Tuesday 19 February, Caroline led a debate in Parliament demanding a better transport offer Don Valley towns.
This week, I secured a debate on transport for towns. I want a new transport deal for Britain's towns. Read my article for PoliticsHome.
Photo: With Cllr Bill Mordue at the start of the Great Yorkshire Way final leg.
Successful towns need to move people around efficiently, moving workers from home to places of work at all hours; visitors to hospitals; patients to GPs; students to schools and colleges.
But the UK’s towns – many of them small towns, face different challenges from our big cities.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has secured a Parliamentary debate on transport for towns.
Said Caroline: “I’m delighted to be able to highlight important transport concerns that affect Doncaster and its outlying towns.
Read my latest article on Brexit, keeping my election promises, and why extreme views for and against Brexit don't help.
My vote is not for sale. It never was. But Doncaster firms need certainty.
In the key Commons Brexit votes on Tuesday, Caroline Flint honoured her election pledges to oppose meaningless delay to the UK leaving the European Union.
Ms Flint voted for the Labour Jeremy Corbyn amendment, which reflected Labour policy, and backed the Dromey/Spellman amendment which signalled parliament’s preference for the UK to avoid leaving without a deal.
Caroline Flint joined MPs and health professionals this week to remind everyone of the importance of children keeping their teeth healthy this Christmas and all year round.
Said Caroline: “This Christmas, children will enjoy a lot of sweets, chocolate, sugary food and fizzy drinks. But we don’t want them to forget to keep their teeth clean and look after their smile.”