The MP for North Somerset and International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, backed the Prime Minister's Brexit deal during a visit to Portbury on Friday, 30 November.
The MP denied he had "sold out" fellow Brexiteers, like Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab, by remaining in the Cabinet, saying Theresa May's Brexit plan delivers on the EU exit that he campaigned for.
In a speech endorsing the deal at the Royal Portbury Docks near Bristol, Dr Fox insisted there is a 'world beyond Europe'.
Representatives from local businesses heard Dr Fox speak, including Rob Law. His Bristol-based company, Trunki, makes children's suitcases and also has strong trade ties with France Germany.
He says Theresa May's deal being ratified would give the UK some certainty.
Dr Fox said Portbury is one of the places that will benefit if the Prime Minister's deal goes though, with 66% of trade there already coming from countries outside the EU, which is likely to increase with Brexit.
Dr Fox said he refuses to criticise his neighbouring MPs across the South West who aren't backing the deal.