Harry Curtis

Which MPs backed May’s Brexit deal and who has vowed to vote it down?

Theresa May spent three hours on her feet in the Commons defending her Brexit deal. Unfortunately, the Prime Minister’s perseverance did little to persuade her parliamentary colleagues to back her plan. It was an hour before any Tory MPs publicly supported the PM. A total of 135 MPs spoke during the debate – and only 15 came out in favour, compared to the 109 MPs who vowed to vote the plan down when it comes before Parliament. The debate, where May spent as much time turning to her own benches as to the opposition, confirmed what we already knew. The chances of this deal making it through the Commons in a few weeks’ time look vanishingly small. Here is the full list of which way MPs have said they will vote and a summary of their position:

In favour of the deal:

Sir Peter Bottomley: If deal fails, it’s no deal or Corbyn government

Nicky Morgan: Voting for agreement is in national interest

Amber Rudd: What has response been from business councils

Sir Nicholas Soames: Congratulate PM, can she elaborate future relationship on security

Stephen Crabb: This is not a moment to walk away from our responsibility to govern

Nick Herbert: Tory MPs should be careful about making it harder to leave the EU

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: Don’t we owe it to British people to carefully scrutinise this deal?

Gillian Keegan: Rejecting this would risk investment and jobs

Bob Neill: Politics is the art of the possible; financial services support this deal

Maggie Throup: Wanted confirmation that the PM’s deal will see us control our borders

Rachel Maclean: Compromises are necessary in the national interest

James Cartlidge: Only remote chance that we would want to leave backstop and EU wouldn’t agree

Helen Whately: Thank PM for efforts towards a workable Brexit; could she expand on future relationship in goods

Simon Hoare: Unwise to sacrifice good in pursuit of the perfect; will this protect farmers

Luke Graham: Scotland has been respected and we will be an independent coastal state

 

Against deal

Jeremy Corbyn: Ill-defined deal with a no-defined date

Ian Blackford: Already dead in water

Iain Duncan Smith: Deep misgivings, locking ourselves in

Sir Vince Cable

John Redwood: Better way to spend money than divorce bill

Nigel Dodds: PM doesn’t listen

Anna Soubry: Wants a People’s Vote

Hilary Benn: Will PM admit remaining in CU is in the national interest?

Sir Bill Cash: This deal is a testament to broken promises

Yvette Cooper: Deal amounts to a public safety downgrade

Justine Greening: Don’t recognise this as a good deal; we need a People’s Vote

Chris Leslie: Will Tory MPs put their hands up if they support?

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Should I put my letter in?

Jonathan Edwards

Angela Eagle: No majority in this House for botched deal

Mark Francois: Mathematically impossible that the deal will pass

Ben Bradshaw: Did PM stop investigation of Arron Banks as Home Sec?

Pat McFadden: This is the biggest voluntary surrender of sovereignty in living memory

Steve Baker: This backstop is completely intolerable, will the PM trigger no deal contingencies?

Stephen Gethins: Need to remain part of SM/CU to protect jobs

Frank Field: Can PM guarantee frictionless trade, control of borders and end of ECJ?

Caroline Lucas: Deal is dead, no deal would be a crisis.

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