Norfolk MPs React to Vote

Mar 13, 2019

Norfolk MPs React to Vote

MPs voted on Tuesday night on whether they accepted Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement, after an 11th hour trip to Strasbourg secured new agreements with Jean-Claude Juncker.

But MPs voted by 391 to 242 against the deal, despite the Prime Minister’s assurance the UK cannot be trapped in the controversial backstop arrangement indefinitely.

Although the 149 margin was reduced from the record 230-vote defeat of the first meaningful vote in January, Mrs May was left far adrift from a majority with just 17 days to go to the scheduled date of Brexit on March 29.

Read the full EDP report