In the night’s only defeat for the Government, it passed by 318 votes to 310 – and with the largest rebellion from Conservative MPs.
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Despite their support, the amendment fell by 322 to 290 votes.
The proposal was defeated by 321 to 301 votes.
Freeman joins the rebellion. But the amendment fell by 321 to 298.
The Speaker defied all precedent to allow an amendment which forces the Prime Minister to present the Commons with a ‘Plan B’ much sooner than planned.
We also reproduce the full text of the letter itself.
Some favour a Second Referendum; others, EEA membership. But they have combined to deal the Prime Minister a second bloody blow in a single day.
Stephen Hammond’s loss and Phillip Lee’s win. Full list of Conservatives who rebelled on Trade Bill amendments.
The presence of four Labour Leavers helped the UK to avoid a customs union – but their absence on a more minor amendment produced a Government defeat.
Does the narrowness of the win signal further problems to come, or has the Government headed off the revolt?
To shut off consideration of realistic and achievable ways of supporting the Government’s Brexit objectives would be irresponsible.
Some would-be rebels switched sides at the last minute, while at least three others abstained.
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)
All but two of those elected are from the 2010, 2015 and 2017 intakes.
The seven Conservative MPs who rebelled over a Parliamentary vote on a Brexit deal. Osborne abstains.
Nicky Morgan also didn’t vote, along with Ben Howlett and Nick Herbert.
On the surface, this intake looks different from those that have preceded it – and is in some respects. But beneath it, this is in many ways a very traditional Tory group.