Sir Edward Garnier, the MP for Harborough, attended the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting at the offices of CDS Global in Lathkill Street, Market Harborough on Friday, 8 July. Hosted by Mark Judd, managing director of CDS Global, and colleagues from the company which is in the business of magazine distribution with sister companies in the United States and Australia, Edward Garnier met leaders of a wide range of local businesses and updated those at the breakfast on the latest developments in the national political scene, including the Conservative Party leadership election and the state of the Labour Party, the consequences for the country of the EU referendum and its likely effect on Leicestershire’s economy.
Speaking this week Edward Garnier said:
“There is no better way of taking the temperature of the constituency economy than by hearing directly from the people who work in and manage the companies based in Harborough. The overwhelming impression I have is that like me these business leaders regretted the decision to leave the European Union but that we just had to get on and deal with the new situation. There is no point moaning because no one will do business with us on that basis. We have the fifth biggest economy in the world, we have strong employment figures and a highly skilled workforce here in Harborough and have a huge amount to offer the world so my message following the Brexit result is to stay optimistic, maintain quality and value for money and sell what the world wants to buy in and outside the European Union.
“Since then Theresa May has become the leader of the Conservative Party and will become Prime Minister on this evening so we are now saved the uncertainty and economic instability of a result delayed until September. I am delighted Mrs May has won and so decisively because it will create the political and economic environment my constituency businesses need to prosper.”