Burnham-On-Sea MP James Heappey

Burnham-On-Sea’s MP has this week posted a social media message expressing his frustration at widespread criticism of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

James Heappey said on social media on Monday (January 7th): “Perhaps I just got caught up in the festive spirit & the optimism of a new year but really hoped that after a much needed break for politicians, journos & protesters, things might’ve calmed down a little & perhaps even become a little more constructive. Nope. #SameOldSameOld.”

A House of Commons debate and vote on the deal is scheduled to go ahead next week after several days of debate.

Burnham-On-Sea’s MP recently said the draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU is “not perfect” and “not what I’d hoped for” but he would be supporting it.

In the June 2016 EU referendum, residents in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge voted to leave the EU. Across Sedgemoor, there were 41,869 votes to leave and 26,545 votes to remain. Several polling stations in Burnham and Highbridge reported 70% turnouts, far higher than previous General Elections.