Every MP that has backed a referendum on final Brexit deal

Greg EvansNarjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Wednesday 21 March 2018 08:45
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With just eight days left before the Brexit deadline on 29 March, people are looking at different ways to solve the problem facing Britain.

Theresa May requested a "short delay" to Brexit as the European Union ruled out making a decision about an extension this week.

In a letter to the European Council president Donald Tusk, the prime minister requested a three-month extension to the Article 50 negotiation process.

However, a leaked internal diplomatic note revealed that Brussels opposes Ms May’s plan, saying EU leaders will face a “binary” choice of a short extension to Article 50 to before May 23, or a long delay to at least the end of this year.

The Independent's petition demanding a second referendum has been signed by over one million people in a few months.

The Final Say campaign is calling on parliament to allow the British public to have a second vote on the Brexit deal before leaving the EU in 2019.

Although MPs are currently divided over the Brexit deal, over 100 MPs have already come out in support of a second referendum for the public and whether the UK should leave with a deal or without a deal.

Politicians from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green Party, SNP and Plaid Cymru have publicly backed a second referendum.

To date these are the politicians that expressed public support for Final Say*:

*Some of the following MPs have verbalised their support for a second referendum, however, they have not voted when prompted in the Commons.

Conservative

Justine Greening (Putney)

Dominic Grieve (Beaconsfield)

Phillip Lee (Bracknell)

Guto Bebb (Aberconwy)

Labour

Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth)

Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green & Bow)

Margaret Beckett (Derby South)

Roberta Blackman-Woods (Durham)

Karen Buck (Regents Park & Kensington North)

Ruth Cadbury (Brentford & Isleworth)

Stella Creasy (Walthamstow)

Margaret Hodge (Barking)

David Lammy (Tottenham)

Siobhan McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden)

Tulip Siddiq (Hampstead & Kilburn)

Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall)

Wes Streeting (Ilford North)

Gareth Thomas (Harrow West)

Catherine West (Hornsey & Wood Green)

Rupa Huq (Ealing Central & Acton)

Jared O'Mara (Sheffield Hallam)

Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley)

Chris Bryant (Rhondda)

Geraint Davies (Labour & Cooperative, Swansea West)

Owen Smith (Pontypridd)

Paul Flynn (Newport West)

Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South)

Anna Turley (Redcar)

Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle North)

Anna McMorrin (Cardiff North)

Phil Wilson (Sedgefield)

Paul Williams (Stockton South)

Stephen Doughty (Labour & Cooperative Cardiff South and Penarth)

Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South)

Tonia Antoniazzi Gower)

Maria Eagle (Garston and Halewood)

Louise Ellman (Labour & Cooperative Liverpool Riverside)

Alison McGovern (Wirral South)

Bed Bradshaw (Exeter)

Ian Murray (Edinburgh South)

Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge)

Jo Stevens Welsh (Labour Party)

Liz Kendall (Leicester West)

Liberal Democrats

Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington)

Sir Edward Davey (Kingston & Subiton)

Sir Vincent Cable (Twickenham)

Joan Ryan (Enfield North)

Wera Hobhouse (Bath)

Christine Jardine (Edinburgh West)

Norman Lamb (North Norfolk)

Layla Moran (Oxford West and Abingdon)

Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire)

Jamie Stone (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross)

Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale)

Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne)

Alistair Carmichael (Orkney and Shetland)

Green Party

Caroline Lucas (Brighton Pavillion)

The Independent Group

Anna Soubry (Broxtowe)

Heidi Allen (South Cambridgeshire)

Sarah Wollaston (Totnes)

Chris Leslie (Labour & Cooperative Nottingham East)

Joan Ryan (Enfield North)

Luciana Berger (Labour & Cooperative, Liverpool Wavertree)

Chuka Umunna (Streatham)

Mike Gapes (Ilford South)

Plaid Cymru

Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

Ben Lake (Ceredigion)

Liz Saville Roberts (Dwyfor Meirionnydd)

Hywel Williams (Arfon)

SNP

The Scottish National Party has stated that it would be open to a second referendum effectively meaning that all of their 35 MPs could lend their voice to the cause.

In a statement, the SNPs leader Ian Blackford said:

Scotland voted on Brexit and our position was clear.

We don’t want leaving the EU to happen, we want to remain and we want that to be turned around for the whole of the UK.

Whether there is a vote in the House of Commons, whether there is a second referendum on the terms of the deal, we’re open to how that might happen.

Labour's deputy leader, Tom Watson has stated that the party would back as new referendum, while former Prime Minister Tony Blair has also lent his voice to The Independent's campaign.

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