The first thing I want to say is that I'm not a 'reluctant Brexiteer' like the current MP who campaigned to remain.
My heart and instincts as a Conservative have always told me that the EU's aim for ever closer union was fundamentally wrong. That it can only work if it ends up with a federal government and federal taxes. In a continent proud of its diversity and independence, often won through the sacrifice of its people, that seemed to me a recipe for more rather than less conflict.
If elected, I will work hard to ensure that we leave the European Union as decided by the people of Dudley North and the UK in the referendum last June.
Having said this, my head tells me that we must get the best possible trade deal whilst releasing ourselves from the shackles of the political union and European Courts supremacy over our laws. This won't be easy so we will need a strong and stable Government with the backing of the people to make sure we get the deal that is best for our Country.
I know there are some people who think we made the wrong decision, but now that the decision has been made, they also believe that, unlike some high profile individuals, we should get on with doing it.
I will promise to the best of my ability to act in the best interests of my Country and that doesn't mean settling for a half in, half out deal as the other Parties are advocating.
I am confident that as long as our Government has a strong mandate from the people, including the people of Dudley North, that the Governments of Europe, nor their people will be so petty, or frankly quite so stupid, as to think that it was in their best interests to offer us a bad deal.