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John Grogan supports the single market

June 29th 2017

Tonight I supported a cross party amendment in Parliament which backed continued membership of the single market which Norway has even though it is not in the European Union.

Basically, I am a believer in a soft Brexit which protects jobs and investment into Keighley and Yorkshire. I think back benchers have a key role in this Parliament in speaking out and using their votes to get a good Brexit deal. I am confident that there is no majority in the new House of Commons for a hard Brexit and certainly not for walking away without any deal but if a soft Brexit is to be achieved it must be argued for.

East Parade shopping complex

From The Keighley News, 19th June 2017
Written by David Knights

KEIGHLEY’S new MP has weighed into the voices of dismay over changes to the town’s East Parade shopping complex. John Grogan has echoed the disappointment of councillors and business leaders that the revamped facility no longer includes a cinema and restaurants. He pledged to set up a meeting within the next few weeks with U+I, the major developer behind the recently-announced Aire Valley Retail Park.

John Grogan MP

From The Keighley News, 15th June 2017
Written by David Knights

KEIGHLEY’s new MP John Grogan plans a major conference this September to thrash out the town’s future. Mr Grogan plans to bring together businesses, politicians and voluntary bodies to ensure Keighley forges a bright future.

Hit the ground running

From Ilkley Gazzette, 12th June 2017
Written by Claire Lomax

ILKLEY'S new MP John Grogan has said he will not be accepting any front bench shadow minister appointments during the coming parliamentary term. He said: "I have a big job to do in Keighley and Ilkley and want to make that my top priority. I will obviously be speaking up in Parliament and in a range of committees but I will not be a shadow minister."