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Brexit countdown

The first week of July marks the start of the new session of the European Parliament. The MEPs elected in its 28 member countries take their seats and start work, representing the interests of the EU’s 500 million citizens. Brent is part of the London Area with eight of the UK’s 73 MEPs.

As things stand at the moment, the UK will leave the EU, by default, on 31 October 2019. For that not to happen will require a positive action to be taken.

The timeline below sets out various events before that date.

New Prime Minister

While Brexit day draws ever closer, our fate awaits the election of the replacement leader of the Tory Party who will become our next Prime Minister. His election will be decided by the 160,000 or so Conservative Party members through a postal ballot.

How Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson choose to manoeuvre their way through the minefield of party politics, party members, the Government, Westminster, the EU and hard reality has been the subject of much speculation, assertions, rebuttals and wishful thinking.

Meanwhile, the European Commission has reiterated its strong and stable position that it will not re-negotiate the Withdrawal Agreement, despite claims from Johnson that he would be able to.

Westminster

Immediately the new PM is announced, Westminster packs its bags for the Summer holidays. When they return, there are a mere eight sitting days before the conference season starts. During these three weeks, Parliament is again in recess.

When they return from that, there are just 12 more sitting days before we leave the EU.

That doesn’t give MPs much time to stop a catastrophic no-deal Brexit, agree the deal that Theresa May has already agreed with the EU (but which Parliament has rejected three times) or to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU. It seems unlikely the EU will grant the UK yet another extension — and certainly not just to try to renegotiate the already agreed deal — although they may do so if the UK was going to hold a referendum on the deal.

It is difficult to guess at what might happen in these few months but must use it to persuade MPs that, if they are unable to break the deadlock in Parliament, they must let the people decide if the deal that has been negotiated is the right one for us.

There will be some marches and rallies over the coming months but we also urge everyone to write to their MP to let them know how the Brexit deadlock can be broken.

Brent4Europe will be handing out leaflets, knocking on doors and meeting MPs. If you are able to help with any of these activities, please contact the organiser, Karin.

Please bookmark this page and keep coming back for updates and changes in the coming months.

Previous events

Previous events will be added here as they are deleted from the main timeline:

20 July: March for Change

Timeline

Tuesday
23
July
100 Days till Brexit

Tory Party announce result of Leadership election

The final two candidates are Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson.

New Prime Minister takes over

Will it be Prime Minister Johnson or Prime Minister Hunt?

Wednesday
24
July
99 Days till Brexit
Thursday
25
July
98 Days till Brexit

Both House of Commons and Lords rise for Summer recess

Both Houses return

Tuesday
03
September
58 Days till Brexit
Saturday
14
September
47 Days till Brexit

Start of the LibDem Party Conference in Bournemouth

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End of the LibDem Party Conference

Tuesday
17
September
44 Days till Brexit
Saturday
21
September
40 Days till Brexit

Start of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton

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End of the Labour Party Conference

Wednesday
25
September
36 Days till Brexit
Sunday
29
September
32 Days till Brexit

Start of the Tory Party Conference in Manchester

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End of the Tory Party Conference

Wednesday
02
October
29 Days till Brexit
Friday
04
October
27 Days till Brexit

Start of Plaid Cymru Conference in Swansea

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End of Plaid Cymru Conference

Sunday
06
October
25 Days till Brexit
Saturday
12
October
19 Days till Brexit

People’s Vote Let us be Heard march

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Start of the SNP Conference in Aberdeen

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Sunday
13
October
18 Days till Brexit
Tuesday
15
October
16 Days till Brexit

End of the SNP Conference

Currently scheduled date the UK leaves the EU at 23:00 GMT

Thursday
31
October
Brexit day

EU election results in Brent

The results of the elections for Members of the European Parliament were announced on Sunday evening.

For the London Region, the following were elected:

SeatNameParty
1Irina von WieseLiberal Democrats
2Claude Ajit Moraes*Labour Party
3Benyamin Naeem HabibThe Brexit Party
4Dinesh DhamijaLiberal Democrats
5Scott John AinslieGreen Party
6Sebastian Thomas Dance, commonly known as Seb Dance*Labour Party
7Luisa Manon PorrittLiberal Democrats
8Lance Philip Anisfeld, commonly known as Lance Philip FormanThe Brexit Party

*Re-elected

Voting in Brent

The number of votes in Brent were as follows:

Party/individual candidateNumber of votesShare
Labour Party25,56536.58%
Liberal Democrats16,14123.09%
The Brexit Party8,01411.47%
Conservative and Unionist Party7,03710.07%
Green Party6,3989.15%
Change UK – The Independent Group2,8594.09%
UK Independence Party (UKIP)1,3371.91%
Women’s Equality Party8011.15%
Animal Welfare Party7821.12%
UK European Union Party (UKEUP) 17201.03%
Claudia McDowell420.06%
Daze Aghaji330.05%
Kofi Mawuli Klu340.05%
Roger Hallam290.04%
Alan Dennis Kirkby230.03%
Andrea Venzon200.03%
Andrew Medhurst130.02%
Mike Shad160.02%
Zoë Delemere Lafferty160.02%
Henry Muss70.01%
Ian Sowden70.01%
Total number of votes69,894100.00%

The turnout in Brent was 35.7%.

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