Despite a three-line whip, only 133 Tory MPs actually voted with the Government. Several members of the Cabinet did not vote.
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The practicalities of fighting a Euro election look no more appealing than the principle of holding one
Who will stand? Will Tory incumbents run again? Is there capacity to fight a proper campaign? What would the message be?
Exclusive: “We will be contesting the European Elections on 23rd May 2019”, CCHQ writes to Tory candidates
Will many candidates want to stand, given the popular anger about such an election even happening?
The Chairman of Clwyd South has announced an Emergency General Meeting – at which he will vote for the motion of no confidence.
Fleet Street, normally a justified sceptic of men from the ministry controlling what people publish, is an enthusiast of regulating social media giants.
The Party’s Chief Executive has briefed the Cabinet that there are insufficient funds to fight a snap General Election. How bare is the cupboard?
Was it really worth handing the Opposition leader a boost to his legitimacy in this way?
She hopes for agreement before the European elections, but the Government will “make responsible preparations to hold the elections should this not prove possible.”
They were caught out in 2017 with too few candidates on the list. Could this sudden urgency be a sign of an election in the offing?
Heaton-Harris resigns as No Deal Minister: “I simply cannot support any further extension to Article 50”
He praises the work done by civil servants to prepare for exit without a deal – and suggests the Prime Minister has not been fully informed of their progress.
‘I profoundly disagree with this approach and I have therefore decided that I must reluctantly tender my resignation.’
Positions on both sides of the Commons are hardening, despite (or because of) the crusade for consensus
Not only are Leavers and Remainers drifting further apart, but the various Remain factions are now engaged in a furious blame game.
Those who voted for the former Chancellor’s motion included Tobias Ellwood, Vicky Ford and Victoria Prentis.
Otherwise known as Norway Plus, those backing the move included Bim Afolami, James Cartlidge and George Eustice.
Those who supported the motion included Mike Freer, Edward Garnier and Margot James.