09 AUG 2017

Port Success Post-Brexit is Key Strategic Issue for Therese

Therese joined fellow coastal MPs recently to discuss with the Brexit Minister, Steve Baker the Government's plans to ensure UK ports are ready to thrive after Brexit.

The success of Felixstowe Port post-Brexit is an important strategic issue that affects not only the port but the many local businesses whose business relies on the port and in turn the whole local economy. Therese is working to ensure that UK ports have the tools to be ready immediately after the UK leaves the EU.

Therese said: "The continued success of Felixstowe, the largest container Port in the UK, is essential for our local and national economy. A vital part of our Brexit preparations must be to ensure that our ports are ready on day one, protecting jobs, not just at the port but at the numerous local businesses that support the port. I'm confident that with the planning that's happening within Government we will avoid gridlock at Felixstowe, the key port for UK plc."

Commenting after the meeting Brexit Minister Steve Baker MP said: "The preparedness of our borders for success on day one of exit under all scenarios is a clear priority for the Government. Colleagues representing ports are doing a fine job of representing their constituents concerns together with potential solutions. We will consider these alongside our current, well-developed plans."

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