Click here to see if your MP voted against the Conservative amendment to the Labour motion to call on the Government to invoke Article 50 by the end of March 2017. You can also find their email address in the document linked above. Click here if you are unsure who your MP is.
Below, we have produced a draft letter you may wish to send if your MP is one of the 91 Article 50 rebels.
Dear [Insert Your MP’s Name Here],
I understand you recently voted against the Article 50 amendment and I am outraged.
On 23rd June over 17.4 million people voted for the UK to ‘Leave’ the European Union. More people voted ‘Leave’ than have ever voted for any political party in any UK General Election.
By its very nature, in granting the Referendum, Parliament transferred the decision of whether or not the UK remains a member of the EU back to the people of the United Kingdom. The people made their feelings clear and therefore the Referendum result must be respected.
There was never any suggestion before the Referendum about the possibility of the result being ignored. It appears this tactic is being used by some MPs to obstruct the people’s decision – in clear violation of the terms of the Referendum.
I do not want to force you to change your mind about the EU; I want you to implement the decision which was determined by the electorate. A vote in Parliament, should the Supreme Court action fail, would allow the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 and start Brexit negotiations. It would do no more than that. This is merely a mechanism to enable the result of the EU Referendum, not a statement of anyone’s personal political view.
I hope you agree with me that it is time to make a success of Brexit rather than crying over spilt milk.
If the Supreme Court forces a vote, I hope I can count on you, as my MP, to vote in favour of triggering Article 50, or I would like you to be left in no doubt that you would be unable to count on my vote in the 2020 General Election.
[Insert Your Name Here]