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By Tim Montgomerie
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22 Tory MPs have signed George Eustice's amendment to the current motion on an EU referendum. The names are as follows: 

  1. George Eustice
  2. Andrea Leadsom
  3. Guto Bebb
  4. Mike Freer
  5. Mark Garnier
  6. Amber Rudd
  7. Sarah Newton
  8. Richard Fuller
  9. Mr Steve Brine
  10. Jackie Doyle-Price
  11. Charlie Elphicke
  12. Margot James
  13. Simon Kirby
  14. Karen Lumley
  15. Claire Perry
  16. James Wharton
  17. Nadhim Zahawi
  18. Gavin Williamson
  19. Paul Maynard
  20. David Mowat
  21. Steven Mosley
  22. David Morris

As Paul Goodman tweets that equals about 90 MPs not backing Government's position:

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It should be noted that two of the names above signed the original David Nuttall motion; David Mowat and Steven Mosley. This reduces the declared number of Nuttall supporters to 66 although I'm aware of three more MPs likely to support Nuttall in the next 48 hours. As Paul tweets, however, if you add the Eustice number to the Nuttall number you get to 90. But I can't imagine loyalists like Nadhim Zahawi backing Nuttall.

I'm also intriqued to see Claire Perry backing the Eustice amendment. She's now a PPS. What does she think she's doing?

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