Conservatives in Eastbourne are warning the town’s MP not to break his word on Brexit.
Leader of the Conservative Group, Councillor Tony Freebody, is accusing Stephen Lloyd of going against his promise when he supported an amendment in Parliament to keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union.
The amendment was voted down by the House.
Commenting, Councillor Freebody said, “Just a few days in and it is quite clear Stephen Lloyd is not going to keep his promise to Eastbourne voters on Brexit. He wants to do all he can to frustrate Brexit by any means available to him and his words are already ringing hollow.
“It’s really not on having an MP who says one thing to get elected and then does quite the opposite almost immediately. He keeps saying he will vote for Brexit, but he doesn’t want to have to do that; he wants to do all he can to try and stop it so there’s no vote and he doesn’t care what Eastbourne voters think.
“This are not the actions of a man who makes a big play of saying he always keeps his word. These are the actions of someone who wants to try and pull the wool over voters’ eyes.
“Myself and many others across Eastbourne have warned Mr Lloyd he must make good on his promise over Brexit and I again issue that warning. It’s time to do what he said he would do; that means supporting all Brexit legislation and doing nothing to thwart Eastbourne's referendum result."