The key test seems to be whether or not an MP is prepared to pledge their full support to the Conservative manifesto at the next election.
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
Mark Spencer has reportedly rung round to inform them that they have lost the Whip.
Gauke, Hammond, Burt and other rebels have little intellectual case for their actions; their moral or political rationale is threadbare.
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
The amendment passed by 317 to 301 – and seven Labour MPs rebelled to back it.
In the night’s only defeat for the Government, it passed by 318 votes to 310 – and with the largest rebellion from Conservative MPs.
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 names of all 118 Conservatives who voted against the proposal, and the four Opposition MPs who voted for it.
Courtesy of Philip Cowley, here are some markers for this evening’s votes, when they come.
It is an extraordinarly inexperienced team. None of the four senior whips were appointed before July 2016, and no junior whip before June 2017.
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.
The Opposition Chief Whip is reported to have “physically intimidated” MPs, but was “ignored” nonetheless.