Johnson to trigger vote for election after Commons defeat

Johnson to trigger vote for election after Commons defeat

An embarrassing defeat for the government could consequently see the UK pushed into a general election.

MPs vote by 328 to 301 to take control of the Commons agenda tomorrow, paving the way for a bill designed to block Boris Johnson from taking the UK out of the EU without a deal

After MPs back a bid to take over the Commons agenda in order to pass legislation blocking a no-deal Brexit Boris Johnson says “I don’t want an election but if MPs vote tomorrow to stop negotiations… then that would be the only way to resolve this”

Labour rebels – 2:

  • Kate Hoey
  • John Mann

Independents who also voted against the motion – 3:

  • Austin
  • Elphicke
  • Lewis (Ivan)

21 Tory MPs voted against their party

There were 21 Conservative rebels:

  • Guto Bebb
  • Richard Benyon
  • Steve Brine
  • Alistair Burt
  • Greg Clark
  • Ken Clarke
  • David Gauke
  • Justine Greening
  • Dominic Grieve
  • Sam Gyimah
  • Philip Hammond
  • Stephen Hammond
  • Richard Harrington
  • Margot James
  • Oliver Letwin
  • Anne Milton
  • Caroline Nokes
  • Antoinette Sandbach
  • Nicholas Soames
  • Rory Stewart
  • Ed Vaizey

The Tories are removing the whip from rebel MP’s

Sam Gyimah MP Tory MP tweeted:

Today I voted against the government in order to a stop no deal Brexit. I along with 20 colleagues have had the Conservative Whip removed. I will continue to fight for the interests of my constituents as their MP.

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