Theresa May has been boosted with a new mandate to re-negotiate her Brexit plan after a series of backbench amendments were voted down by MPs.
Conservative and DUP MPs backed the Prime Minister as MPs rejected the Cooper-Boles amendment which would have bound the Government in extending Article 50.
However, in a non-binding amendment set out by Caroline Spelman, MPs indicated that they would not support a no-deal Brexit. Having secured the backing of the backbench Conservative ERG group and a handful of eurosceptic Labour MPs, this was the only amendment to go against the Prime Minister.
Only 17 Conservative MPs rebelled against the Government over the Cooper amendment, while 14 Labour MPs backed…
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