After I had thanked constituents, campaign team, police and officials I repeated my campaign promise that I would use my election to fight for an In/Out referendum so that Britain could again be an independent country.
The local BBC reporter covering the Medway count asked me afterward if that was party policy. I said “No, not yet”.
It is now.
Within eighteen months 81 Conservative MPs voted for an In/Out referendum.
A year later I got a majority in Parliament to cut the EU budget.
Now the Prime Minister has promised an In/Out referendum.
It is therefore time for everyone, whether they believe in an independent Britain, or simply in democracy, to get behind the Prime Minister and campaign finally for that In/Out referendum.