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Opinion: Commonwealth is our best bet post-Brexit

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 March 2018

The Conservative Party candidates for Havering. Andrew Rosindell ( Romford )

The Conservative Party candidates for Havering. Andrew Rosindell ( Romford )

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Ever since I was elected to Parliament, I have never missed an opportunity to raise the importance of our Commonwealth and Britain’s place in the world.

On Monday, it was great to see Havering’s Town Hall proudly flying the Commonwealth flag on Commonwealth Day and to be invited to Westminster Abbey for the special service in the presence of Her Majesty.

It is so important we pay tribute to our friends in this unique family of nations and territories and especially to all those wonderful people of Commonwealth origins who live in Havering and contribute so much to our local community!

As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the EU, we can return to being a global nation again and the Commonwealth offers so many opportunities for us, based on a shared culture, shared heritage and a shared language – English!

Once free of EU control, we will have huge potential to advance a global free trade agenda in Commonwealth countries which are certain to be the emerging markets of the future.

Our Conservative council understand this and have worked to put our borough firmly on the map. What a contrast to Havering’s Labour Party who failed to attend the Town Hall to show their appreciation for Havering’s Commonwealth citizens.

The recent visit by the High Commissioner of Australia to Romford demonstrated that with an MP. and council working together, we can help reignite the bonds that will bring trade and prosperity to Havering and the UK.

The High Commissioner loved the down to earth nature of the people he met in Romford Market and even said he thought they showed more patriotism than some of our own representatives!

I want Havering to lead the way in a post-EU. Britain and as Romford’s MP., I am determined to make this happen!

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