THE Brexit bill has passed its final House of Commons hurdle tonight after MPs overturned two amendments passed by peers.The votes on the House of Lords alterations to the Article 50 legislation were passed comfortably by majorities of 48 and 45 this evening.This means the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill will go back to the upper chamber later this evening – where it is expected to be nodded through and become an act of law.This would allow the Prime Minister to kick-start our EU divorce in earnest, but Theresa May is not expected to invoke Article 50 and start negotiations until the end of March.Of the two votes tonight, the first was to overturn an amendment forcing Mrs May to guarantee the rights of EU citizens.It was passed after 335 MPs voted in favour – 319 Tories, 8 from the DUP, 6 Labour MPs, Ukip's only MP Douglas Carswell, and independent MP Simon DanzczukA total of 287 MPs voted against - 210 Labour MPs, 54 from SNP, 9 Liberal … [Read more...] about How did your MP vote on the Brexit bill tonight? Find out who overturned two Lords amendments to Article 50 legislation
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THE Brexit bill has passed its first House of Commons hurdle with an overwhelming majority after 498 MPs voted to pass it tonight.But 114 voted to block the Article 50 legislation, which will now pass to the next stage in the Parliamentary process.Those who voted against included 47 Labour MPs, 50 from SNP, 7 Liberal Democrats, 3 from the SDLP, the 1 Green Party MP, 2 from Plaid Cymru, 3 independent MPs, and just 1 Conservative - Ken Clarke.The MPs who voted for the bill were 319 Tories, 167 Labour MPs, 8 from the DUP, 2 UUP, 1 Ukip and 1 independent MP.But which way did your own MP vote? Find out who backed it and who tried to block the triggering of our EU divorce:Alexander, Heidi (Labour) Lewisham EastAli, Rushanara (Labour) Bethnal Green and BowAllen, Graham (Labour) Nottingham NorthAllin-Khan, Dr Rosena (Labour) TootingBerger, Luciana (Labour) Liverpool, WavertreeBradshaw, Mr Ben (Labour) ExeterBrennan, Kevin (Labour) Cardiff WestBrown, Lyn (Labour) West … [Read more...] about How did your MP vote on the Brexit bill? Find out who backed the Article 50 legislation and who tried to block it
AN overwhelming number of MPs last night backed Theresa May’s bid to begin Brexit in three months time.The PM’s pledge to deliver on June’s landmark referendum verdict was backed by a massive majority of 372.The showdown vote - called by Mrs May to call pro-EU MPs bluff - was seen as the first crucial test of the House of Commons’ support for Britain’s EU departure, after MPs campaigned against by a ratio of two to one.Despite the Premier’s comfortable victory, 89 MPs still voted against Brexit and her timetable to begin it by March 31, 2017.And 60 more abstained, including 56 Labour MPs - leaving Brexiteer Tories to accuse them of “sabotaging democracy”.The 89 Brexit rebel MPs were 51 from the SNP, 23 Labour, five Lib Dems, three SDLP, three Plaid Cymru, two Independents, one Green – plus one Tory, ex-Cabinet minister and Ken Clarke.MPs then voted 448-75 to accept the Labour motion.Here's how they all voted... For: … [Read more...] about How did my MP vote in the Parliament motion on Article 50 and Brexit?
THE Brexit bill has passed its final House of Commons hurdle tonight with an majority of 372 after 494 MPs voted in favour.But 122 chose to block the Article 50 legislation, which will now pass to the next stage in the Parliamentary process in the House of Lords.Those who voted against included 52 Labour MPs, 52 from SNP, 7 Liberal Democrats, 3 from the SDLP, the 1 Green Party MP, 3 from Plaid Cymru, 3 independent MPs, and just 1 Conservative – Ken Clarke.The MPs who voted for the bill were 320 Tories, 162 Labour MPs, 8 from the DUP, 2 UUP, 1 Ukip and 1 independent MP. But which way did your own MP vote? Find out who backed it and who tried to block the triggering of our EU divorce:Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire)Heidi Alexander (Labour - Lewisham East)Rushanara Ali (Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow)Mr Graham Allen (Labour - Nottingham North)Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (Labour - Tooting)Richard Arkless (Scottish … [Read more...] about How did your MP vote on the Brexit bill tonight? Find out who backed the Article 50 legislation and who tried to block it during the third reading