Some would-be rebels switched sides at the last minute, while at least three others abstained.
Posts Tagged: Anna Soubry MP
She is the respectable tenant of Downing Street, a public-sector property to which Jeremy Corbyn has yet to establish his claim.
Then come Redwood and Tugendhat to make up the top five. Four of the top ten have been in the Commons for less than three years.
Peter Franklin: Introducing GovOpposition. How the Tories can reinvent themselves in office. And who’s doing it best.
While the responsibilities of government must be shouldered, there’s no doubting the need for a time of renewal – one as profound as in any period of opposition.
WATCH: Beaten earlier today. But back soon. Former pro-Remain MPs prepare to fillet the EU Withdrawal Bill
Clarke, Grieve, Morgan, Soubry, Neill, Stephen Hammond, Wollaston, Sandbach and Lefroy back major changes to the Bill (as do some Brexiteers)
A vocal Brexiteer, a vocal critic of the Government’s plans, and two newly-elected MPs (Simon Clarke and Vicky Ford) were unsuccessful in the race.
Yet the Prime Minister’s vulnerability could conceivably strengthen her, by forcing her to listen.
Also: Sturgeon follows May to offer ‘relaunch’ of government; separatist MPs join Soubry’s Continuity Remain caucus.
They will want to ask themselves if they really want to spurn last year’s referendum result and the Party’s manifesto commitment.
Plus: An apology on behalf of the pundits, the press, the pollsters, the politicians and the parties for calling this election utterly, totally and completely wrong.
The Conservative MP says that, while she “wouldn’t have used those terms”, what’s happened over the past week is just “a bit of a puff”.
Soubry, Grieve and Morgan withdraw their support from Open Britain over its attempt to unseat Brexiteer Tory MPs
“It is untenable for us to play any further role in an organisation, such as Open Britain, which is advocating campaigning against Conservative MPs or candidates.”
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
The Government’s opponents face a choice between cobbling together a rearguard vehicle for the negotiations or adapting to what comes next.
Davis defied the Lords by carrying the Commons, but could not talk round Clegg.