Sir Edward Leigh, the Member of Parliament for the Gainsborough constituency, where RAF Scampton is located, has been saddened by the announcement by the Ministry of Defence at plans to close the base, he said:
Figures out yesterday show that more people are in work than ever before. In the Gainsborough constituency, the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 574 – a thirty-two per cent drop – since 2010.
Recently at the invitation of the Chief Constable I had the privilege of handing out the awards to our “snow heroes” who provided excellent service to people across Lincolnshire during the great snows this past winter.
Prime Minister Theresa May has responded to a letter signed by Sir Edward Leigh and co-signed by ten other Conservative colleagues, asserting that the United Kingdom will indeed have left the European Union by 30 March 2019.