Prime Minister Theresa May loses key Brexit vote in Parliament

Prime Minister Teresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May lost a key vote on the Brexit bill in the Parliament, and was defeated on an amendment to the European Union Withdrawal Bill by four votes. MPs from across deferent parties voted give parliament a legal guarantee of vote on the final Brexit deal struck Brussels.

Despite a last-minute attempt to offer concession on rebels, an amendment to the bill was backed by 309 to 35. According to media reports, the government’s first Commons defeat on Brexit came after opposition parties joined forces with Conservative rebels during a heated debate in the Chamber on amendment which was brought by former attorney general Dominic Grieve.

-AENNS-14/12/2017