MPs Sir Oliver Heald and Heidi Allen vote for parliament to have final say on Brexit deal

PUBLISHED: 08:45 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:00 14 December 2017

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald and Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambs, both voted for Amendment 7. Picture: Archant

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald and Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambs, both voted for Amendment 7. Picture: Archant

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Sir Oliver Heald and Heidi Allen were two of the Conservative MPs who helped defeat the government in last night’s vote for parliament to have a final say on the Brexit deal.

The members for North East Herts and South Cambs respectively, backed Amendment 7 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, giving MPs a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May strikes with Brussels – ahead of us leaving the EU in March 2019.

Sir Oliver and Mrs Allen, both Remainers, were two of 12 Tory MPs who rebelled against the Conservative government in the decider – which saw Mrs May lose by four votes in her first loss in the Commons as PM.

Before the vote, Mrs Allen tweeted: “SIs (Statutory Instruments) and executive power and not good enough for any Bill, let alone one affecting every single person in the UK. and British Nationals in the EU - #article7 will ensure Parliament can do its job.”

Afterwards she tweeted: “So....... Amendment 7 is go!”

This paper has contacted Sir Oliver and Mrs Allen for comment.

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