Brexit minister to hold regular meetings with Conservative MEPs

The Minister for Exiting the European Union, David Jones, said today he wanted to hold regular meetings with Conservative MEPs as the Brexit process moves forward.

Mr Jones was discussing the way forward with MEPs in Brussels for the first time since taking up his ministerial post.

He said: "I am delighted to have this opportunity to meet Conservative MEPs. I want to hear the views of colleagues and tap into their expertise over the next couple of years as we withdraw from the European Union." 
 
Anthea McIntyre, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, said she and her colleagues stood ready at every step to assist the Brexit process.

She said: "We face a long and difficult process. If we are to have a Brexit we must make it the best possible. We must be calm and purposeful with our eye constantly on the best deal for Britain. 

"We MEPs have considerable knowledge and experience of EU affairs. We will do all  we can to help the UK Government steer a successful path through the forthcoming negotiations with Brussels.

"Today's meeting was a great start and we look forward to developing our links with Mr Jones in the coming months."