Alicia Kearns MP led a Backbench Business Debate in Parliament to discuss the future of British Overseas Territories.
The House of Commons unanimously passed the following motion:
"That this House is committed to upholding the interests of British Overseas Territories and their citizens; recognises the special historical, cultural, and social bonds that bind the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories; and calls upon the Government to ensure that British Overseas Territories citizens' rights as British citizens are upheld, to defend the sovereignty and borders of Overseas Territories from foreign powers, and to consider the unique circumstances of each Territory when formulating policies which affect them."
Alicia Kearns, Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton said:
"It was an honour to lead a Backbench Business Debate on the future of our Overseas Territories."
"The UK is blessed to have a global family in the Overseas Territories and our successes working together are truly impressive, not least of all in protecting millions of acres of ocean and countless rare species.
"This debate was a great opportunity to discuss this precious relationship and raise the issues that OTs face with the Government. Thank you to all those who contributed and attended."
You can watch the start of Alicia's opening speech here.