Johnson to trigger vote for election after Commons defeat

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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 #Brexit 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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