Macclesfield Express - - BY-ELECTION PREVIEW -


MPS – in­clud­ing Mac­cles­field’s David Rut­ley – have voted by a ma­jor­ity of 384 to al­low Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May to get Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions un­der way.

They backed the gov­ern­ment’s Euro­pean Union Bill, sup­ported by the Labour leadership, by 498 votes to 114.

The bill now faces fur­ther scru­tiny in the Com­mons and the House of Lords be­fore it can be­come law.

The Prime Min­is­ter has set a dead­line of March 31 for in­vok­ing Ar­ti­cle 50 of the Lis­bon Treaty.

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