TO AVOID ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
HOW THEY’LL VOTE
on a no deal.
“I would urge colleagues to back the deal.”
MPs are to hold five days of debate from December 4 before voting on a motion proposed by the Prime Minister to approve the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
But it’s unclear what will happen if the Commons rejects the agreement.
Possibilities include a general election, which could be held if two thirds of MPs vote for one.
An election would also probably take place if the Commons passed a motion of “no confidence” in the Government, which requires a simple majority.
Other options include holding a second referendum. The number of MPs backing this option has grown, but it’s far from certain that a majority of MPs would support this.
Alternatively, it’s possible that Mrs May could return to the EU and attempt to re-open negotiations.
And as things stand, the UK is set to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, whether a deal is agreed or not (thanks to legislation approved by Labour as well as Tory MPs in 2017). It means a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is possible. Government analysis published this week showed that the North East will be poorer under Mrs May’s proposed Brexit deal than if we stayed in the EU, with the economy up to 2% smaller.
The figures don’t take into account the possible impact of a huge cut in migration to the UK from Europe, which would do more damage to the economy.
But leaving the EU without a deal would cause far more damage according to the Government’s forecasts, and would mean the North East economy was more than 10% smaller than if we simply stayed in the EU, within 15 years of Brexit taking place. Laura Pidcock Ian Lavery against. Liz Twist, Labour. Will vote against. Ronnie Campbell, Labour. Will vote against. Roberta Blackman-Woods, Labour. Will vote
Grahame Morris, Labour. ”I’ll be voting against on the basis that I don’t think it represents a good deal for my constituents.”
Simon Clarke, Conservative. In a statement on his website he said: “My position is this deal would be a disaster for our country and would likely lock us into the backstop arrangement where we would be an EU rule-taker and unable to leave without their permission. I will not vote for it.”
Whip. Will vote against. Nicholas Brown, Labour’s Chief
Chi Onwurah, Labour. Will vote against. She said: “I will not vote for a Brexit deal which does not meet Labour’s six tests – the tests are simply what the Tory government promised Brexit would deliver and what our economy requires.” Kevan Jones, Labour. Will vote against. Mary Glindon, Labour. Will vote against. Laura Pidcock, Labour. ”Due to the immense significance of the vote in Parliament, I have already made plans to travel to London on the 11th of December to cast my vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Although I’m on maternity leave, and do not return to work until January, I felt it was important to be there, to vote in person.” Anna Turley, Labour. Will vote against. Phil Wilson, Labour. Will vote against. Emma Lewell-Buck, Labour. ”Theresa May is trying to blackmail MPs to support her rubbish deal by threatening even more damage if we don’t. This is a Tory mess. Now they want Labour to agree with their ridiculous plan. The Prime Minister’s deal won’t work and I certainly won’t be voting for it.” Labour. Will vote against. We were not able to contact the following MPs: Stephen Hepburn, Labour. Jenny Chapman, Labour. Julie Elliott, Labour.
Anne Marie Trevelyan, Conservative. Mrs Trevelyan resigned from her role as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department for Education, saying she could not support Mrs May’s Brexit plans.Helen Goodman, Labour. Has said she opposes the deal because with a constituency that embraces manufacturing industries she wants to remain in the customs union. Ian Mearns, Labour. Will vote against. Mike Hill, Labour. ”I will be voting against it as it stands. That reflects the majority view of both leavers and remainers who have kindly canvassed me en masse, and that is also my personal choice.” Guy Opperman, Conservative. Will vote in favour. Bridget Phillipson, Labour. In a New Statesman article, she said: “I cannot support a deal which I believe will make my constituents poorer.” Andy McDonald, Labour. A member of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet. Will vote against. Catherine McKinnell, Labour. Will vote against. Alex Cunningham, Labour. Will vote against. Paul Williams, Labour. ”Whichever way people voted two years ago, nobody voted for this. It’s a much worse deal than the one we already have in the EU. I can’t support something that would give us less control and that would – according to businesses – lead to job losses across the North East.” Alan Campbell, Labour. ”I will be voting against May’s deal in the Meaningful Vote. It neither does what Leave voters voted for nor does it provide the necessary reassurance to Remain voters, and others, that a long-term deal would not cause unacceptable economic harm.” Ian Lavery, Labour Chair. Will vote against. Sharon Hodgson,