Tonight, the UK parliament will vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill.
As someone who has been in touch with me regarding Brexit I wanted to let you know I will be voting against this bill.
This bill would give the Government the power to change laws through small committees of MPs, without asking Parliament to approve these measures.
As the Government have sought to use such committee structures before to secure controversial laws - such as removing student maintenance grants, changing tax credits and extending fracking- their pledge not to exploit these powers does not withhold scrutiny.
I believe this bill is so ill thought out and bad for our democracy that it should be rejected outright - Brexit cannot be used an excuse for such a power grab by our executive.
Despite there being less than 20 months to go before we leave the European Union, the Government continues to refuse to provide information about their negotiations on Brexit or to involve the public in responding to the proposals about our future relationship with Europe.
To help address this democratic deficit and involve Walthamstow residents in these debates, residents have organised the first of our local seminars on Brexit and the economy on Thursday 21st September at 6.30pm.
We will be hearing from national experts as well as local residents and at the end of this event residents will then identify their priorities for the Brexit negotiations which I will commit to raising in Parliament - its free for any Walthamstow resident to take part so please do share this invitation with anyone else interested in this subject.