Theresa May has suffered the biggest government defeat in history on her Brexit deal. The prime minister was defeated by 230 votes on Tuesday night, with 432 MPs voting against the deal and 202 voting for. Shortly after the vote, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called her defeat "catastrophic" and confirmed he was tabling a no confidence motion in the government. Read our list of how all Tory and Labour MPs voted: To find a specific MP, we suggest using the Find function on your device Conservatives who voted against Adam Afriyie Windsor Lucy Allan Telford Heidi Allen South Cambridgeshire David Amess Southend West Richard Bacon South Norfolk Steve Baker Wycombe John Baron Basildon and Billericay Guto Bebb Aberconwy Bob Blackman Harrow East Crispin Blunt Reigate Peter Bone Wellingborough Ben Bradley Mansfield Graham Brady Altrincham and Sale West Suella Braverman Fareham Andrew Bridgen North West Leicestershire Fiona Bruce Congleton Conor Burns … [Read more...] about Find out how your MP voted in crucial Brexit deal vote
MPs have rejected Theresa May's Brexit plans in a historic vote which has thrown the future of her administration and the nature of the UK's EU withdrawal into doubt. The agreement to leave the EU was defeated by an emphatic 432 votes to 202. Across Devon and Cornwall, eight Tory MPs voted for the deal but a further eight Conservatives rebelled including Johnny Mercer, Sarah Wollaston and Steve Double. The region's two Labour MPs, Luke Pollard and Ben Bradshaw, also rejected the deal. "After the catastrophic defeat of the PM’s Brexit deal Labour has tabled a motion of no confidence in the Government," said Mr Pollard. "It will be voted on tomorrow. I will be voting for a Labour Government tomorrow. "Brexit is a mess and so is this shambles of a Government." Use the tool below or read the list to see which way each MP voted. Devon and Cornwall MPs are in bold. The 118 Conservative MPs listed as voting against Mrs May's deal were: Adam Afriyie (Windsor), Lucy Allan (Telford), … [Read more...] about How did my MP vote on the defeated Brexit deal?
John Bercow enraged MPs and faced calls to resign after he was found to have affixed a sticker to his car window which said: “b------- to Brexit, it’s not a done deal”. In March, the Speaker of the House of Commons was accused by furious MPs of “blatant arrogance” over the decision to place the sticker in his black 4x4, which was seen in his private parking space. It is understood that the Speaker’s wife drives a different car, while Mr Bercow’s car has a personalised number plate. His office declined to comment on the issue. It came after Mr Bercow was embroiled in a row over allegations that he bullied his former secretary Kate Emms, who was signed off work sick in 2011. MPs Paul Farrelly and Mark Pritchard are also facing separate allegations which they deny. The claims, which the Speaker categorically denies, have prompted calls for his resignation, while MPs yesterday called for an independent inquiry into the claims. The … [Read more...] about John Bercow faces backlash over ‘b——- to Brexit’ car sticker
PUBLISHED: 15:53 27 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:03 27 December 2018 Paul Steward Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born. The movie could be in line for multiple Oscars: Best film, best director, best actor and best actress Archant Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israe" and Richard E. Grant as Jack Hock in Can you Ever Forgive MeAs the year draws to a close, attention in the movie world turns to next year’s Oscars ceremony. Here are the top contenders and my predictions for who will collect the coveted Academy awards.Best PictureBradley Cooper’s directorial debut A Star is Born is the current front runner for best picture and could be in the running for a number of awards.Ryan Gosling in First Man, the film which could win Damien Chazelle an Oscar for Best DirectorIts main competition comes from Peter Farrelly’s Green book staring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. This film doesn’t land in the UK until February, but tells the tale … [Read more...] about And the winner is…film critic PAUL STEWARD looks into his crystal ball for the 2019 Oscars
A former council chief executive who quit following an election fiasco has secured a new job – and a pay rise. John Sellgren left his £114,000-a-year job at Newcastle Borough Council ‘by mutual consent’ in August, 10 months after being suspended on full pay. Mr Sellgren had been subject to internal disciplinary proceedings in connection to the 2017 parliamentary election in Newcastle, which he had presided over as returning officer. An independent report found that 1,500 people had been wrongly denied a vote in the election due to a catalogue of errors. But four months later Mr Sellgren has now been appointed as the £135,000-a-year director of place at the new Dorset Council. The council, a new unitary authority which will officially come into being next April, says Mr Sellgren will not be responsible for elections in his role and that there had been a ‘rigorous’ recruitment exercise. A Dorset Council spokesman said: “Mr Sellgren was … [Read more...] about Former council boss who quit after election shambles lands £135k-a-year job