Commenting on the triggering of Article 50, Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage said, "Today is a momentous occasion as we begin the process to leave the institutions of the European Union. We are not leaving our allies in Europe behind, we are just leaving the bureaucratic institutions of Brussels that have held our great country back.
"Whatever side you voted for in the referendum, it is now time to unite and make a success of Brexit. Britain is a global trading nation and must develop new partnerships as we forge a new way in the world. Today is an exciting day for many people and difficult for others, but we are stronger together and I am confident the Prime Minister will deliver the best deal for Britain."
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