JAMES MORRIS MP says he welcomes the upcoming election so the Government can deliver Brexit.

Mr Morris, who has been MP in Halesowen and Rowley Regis for the Conservatives since 2010, said the country needs to get Brexit done to get on with other matters like employing new police officers and investing in health services.

Halesowen and Rowley Regis was a heavily Leave-voting seat in the 2016 referendum - with Leave taking 66.59 per cent of the vote and 33.41 per cent of voters backing Remain.

Mr Morris said: "The country deserves certainty on Brexit.

"Until that is provided families and businesses are not able to plan for the future.

"That is why I have supported the Government to deliver Brexit at every opportunity.

"The Prime Minister has secured a new deal to leave the European Union which was accepted by Parliament, but instead of delivering Brexit, Labour instead chose to delay it further. "Needlessly extending the uncertainty facing the country.

"Now we need an election to deliver Brexit and get on with other pressing matters, like employing 20,000 new police officers and investing in local health services."

Mr Morris will be up against Ian Cooper for the Labour Party and Ryan Priest for the Liberal Democrats.

The Brexit party has not announced its new candidate for Halesowen and Rowley Regis since it kicked out Andrew England Kerr in September after a disagreement between Mr Kerr and the party. It said it will announce his replacement shortly.

Mr Morris polled 23,012 votes in the 2017 general election.

His closest rival Ian Cooper polled 17,759, with UKIP taking just 2,126 votes and the Lib Dems just 859.

MPs voted for an election on December 12.