Victoria's New Year's Message

"2016 was quite a year! The EU Referendum, a new Prime Minister and a surprise win for President- Elect Trump means that 2016 is a year that will be studied by historians in years to come.

The EU Referendum was a promise made and a promise kept by the Conservative Party. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been very clear that the result of the referendum will be acted upon by the Government and a new relationship forged with the world.

Accordingly, before Christmas, I voted to trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017. The Prime Minister will then commence negotiations to secure the best terms for our exit from the European Union.

Meanwhile, day-to-day life - and politics - carries on, and my resolutions for 2017 include helping the Government to deliver Brexit, working hard in my role as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Office and continuing to campaign for better broadband.

We have big decisions to make in 2017. I hope that we can do so in a peaceful and polite climate."