Molly Scott, a Green MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar said the British people have more control of the UK's laws with Britain part of the European Union.
Brexiteers have repeatedly said one of the key reasons Britons voted to Leave the Brussels bloc was to become more sovereign.
However, speaking on Radio 5 Live, the Green Party MEP rejected the claim that the British people would soon have more influence over laws passed in the UK.
She said: “I am very busy in the constituency and on social media but I think what people will notice most is that a lot of the laws that govern us were being made in Europe and will now be made in Westminster.
The Green Party MEP said the EU was more democratic than the UK
“They [the people] haven’t really been in touch with that law making process.
“In many ways the European Union is more democratic than our system back home because we have a proportional system and that is why people in the south west have a Green representative.
“It would be very hard for them to get that through the First Past the Post system.”
In many ways the European Union is more democratic than our system back home
Ms Scott said it was important that the government allowed scrutiny over laws that are transferred from the EU law into British law.
She added: “Also that connection people feel with lawmakers has to be enhanced as a part of Brexit.
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“Actually what we are seeing with the new laws that are being proposed through the Great Repeal Bill, a lot of that is being done behind closed doors and in secret.
“If ‘take back control’ is going to mean anything we need to have all the studies published and all the laws made by people we’ve elected and not by civil servants.”
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But Conservative MEP David Bannerman refused to accept that the British people would have less control of laws in the UK during their debate.
He said: “Can I just make one point about democracy? What’s wrong with the European Union is the power lies with the Commission and the Commissioners.
“Not the officials or the parliamentarians. That’s the problem with it.”