I have heard from lots of constituents who travelled down to London the other week for the People’s Vote march.

The right to peaceful protest is an important part of a democratic system, as are referendums.

Giving the people the chance to express their views directly through the ballot box from time to time is key to any successful participatory democracy.

We have a long history of national referenda in this country: in 1975 the people had their say on our membership of the then Common Market, and in 2011 we all went to the polls to share our views on alternative voting.

In the lead-up to the 2016 referendum, the Government distributed a leaflet to every household in the country setting out their argument for staying in the European Union.

Alongside the expected economic benefits, the leaflet also made clear that the vote was 'a once in a generation decision' and that 'the Government will implement what you decide'.

I voted to remain because of a deep-seated belief that we were better off inside the EU rather than outside it.

In north Oxfordshire 40,667 people agreed with me, but 41,168 felt otherwise.

As disappointed as I was – and still am – that we are leaving the European Union, it has always been clear to me that we must respect, and deliver, the result.

Just as plenty of constituents have told me that they would support having a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal, I have heard from many others who want to get on with negotiating our way out of the European Union.

The suggestion that those people did not know what they were doing in voting for leave is deeply offensive.

They tell me the decision to leave was based on a nuanced and long-held belief that we would be better outside the EU.

The £350m claims on a side of a red bus didn’t have much to do with it. I don’t feel that opinion has changed overwhelmingly in one direction or the other.

We need to be focusing on the job in hand.

Reconciling the views of a divided electorate was never going to be easy for any Government.

There is an enormous amount of work now going on behind the scenes.

The Prime Minister has worked harder than anyone. I don’t envy her. It is hard to predict what will happen beyond 29 March 2019.

I don’t think it will be easy, at least in the early stages.

What we do need, in my view, is a deal, and then real effort from everyone to grow our economy and boost our productivity as we begin our new life outside the European Union.