The withdrawal agreement was adopted with the help of 19 Labour MPs who defied their chairman Jeremy Corbyn to vote in favour of the bill. Boris Johnson`s bill passed on Tuesday night with 329 to 299, but the three-day timetable for debate in the House of Commons on his plan was rejected. Many former Conservative MPs who lost the whip to rebel against the government in a previous vote also disappeared. Former Prime Minister Theresa May is now in deep talks with her former whip leader Julian Smith. They probably remember how fun it was when their withdrawal contract was hammered out at every vote earlier this year, Sarah Champion, Rosie Cooper, Jon Cruddas, Toby Perkins. Grahame Morris (as expected) and Emma Lewell Buck (as has already been reported) voted in favour of the #brexit (#wab) Bill Lewell Buck voted in favour of the program application on @UKLabour benches and thus a vote on the program application. That`s the last time Boris Johnson did something wrong. Spoiler: It won`t happen again. Neil Gray (Scottish National Party – Airdrie and Shotts) (vote proxy of Patrick Grady) Emma Reynolds (Labour – Wolverhampton North East) (vote proxy of Pat McFadden) Tonight`s vote saw that MPs split 52% to 48% for Mr Johnson`s deal, the same relationship with which the country voted to withdraw from the EU in the 2016 referendum. The first vote on Boris Johnson`s bill passed 329 to 299, but it failed to get approval for the quick timetable that would have allowed it to pass through the House of Commons by Thursday. The Telegraph`s Asa Bennett tweeted some photos of the signing of copies of the withdrawal agreement for MPs: MPs voted at second reading on the government`s withdrawal deal. With Boris Johnson`s 80-person majority, the bill was passed with a comfortable lead, with 358 votes and 234 against.
Clear support for the bill marked a decisive break with the parliamentary impasse that has characterized the past two years. So your MP voted on Tuesday night in the two important votes on Brexit in the House of Commons… Parliament has taken a historic step towards leaving the European Union and backed Boris Johnson`s Brexit law by a 124-vote majority, a week after the Conservatives won a landslide victory in the general election. Some Labour MPs have written on Twitter about why they decided to abstain in this afternoon`s vote. Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, said she had always said she would not vote for a form of Brexit that would hurt the people she represents, but she understood that her constituents wanted Britain to leave the EU. Suella Braverman (Conservative – Fareham) (proxy vote of Steve Baker) A majority of MEPs voted “yes” to delegates – exit from the European Union (immigration and asylum) 354 in favour, 256 against. This list contains votes from the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Public Steering Committees and the Scottish Parliament. MEPs voted in favour of the withdrawal deal to exclude Britain from the European Union in order to end a series of defeats for the Brexit government. After passing its second reading by a sovereign vote of 358 to 234, the withdrawal agreement is on track to complete its adoption by both houses of parliament in time to allow Britain to leave the European Union at the end of January. Chloe Smith (Conservative – Norwich North) (Jo Churchill proxy vote) MPs also voted 353 to 243 in favour of the government`s proposed timetable for the bill.
Read our story on the passage of the Second Reading Withdrawal Treaty Act here. The Guardian`s political editor Heather Stewart writes that Boris Johnson introduced his first bill to the new Parliament and successfully asked him to support his EU withdrawal deal.