The 17 Conservative MPs who voted for the Grieve’s amendment today

The Speaker defied all precedent to allow an amendment which forces the Prime Minister to present the Commons with a ‘Plan B’ much sooner than planned.

  • Heidi Allen
  • Nick Boles
  • Kenneth Clarke
  • Jonathan Djanogly
  • Justine Greening
  • Dominic Grieve
  • Sam Gyimah
  • Jo Johnson
  • Phillip Lee
  • Oliver Letwin
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Nicky Morgan
  • Robert Neill
  • Antoinette Sandbach
  • Anna Soubry
  • Ed Vaizey

Labour’s Kevin Barron, as well as Frank Field and the Democratic Unionists, joined the rest of the Conservatives in voting again.

The outcome of this vote is arguably less significant than the fact that John Bercow allowed it to take place – Mark Wallace has written elsewhere about the potential ramifications for our constitution.

Regarding the outcome, it forces the Prime Minister to return to Parliament within three days of losing the Meaningful Vote on her Withdrawal Deal with a ‘Plan B’, which MPs can then vote on and perhaps amend.

This makes Theresa May’s game of chicken more difficult, as it loses her more than two weeks of her procedural smokescreen, but there remains no way for MPs to force the Government to abandon no deal, since they cannot bring forward actual legislation.

The Government lost by 11 votes.

The 20 Conservative MPs who voted for Cooper’s anti-No Deal Finance Bill amendment

The Government is suggesting that it will make little difference in practical terms – but opposed it for symbolic and political reasons.

  • Heidi Allen
  • Guto Bebb
  • Richard Benyon
  • Nick Boles
  • Kenneth Clarke
  • Jonathan Djanogly
  • Sir Michael Fallon
  • George Freeman
  • Justine Greening
  • Dominic Grieve
  • Sam Gyimah
  • Dr Phillip Lee
  • Sir Oliver Letwin
  • Nicky Morgan
  • Bob Neill
  • Antionette Sandbach
  • Sir Nicholas Soames
  • Anna Soubry
  • Ed Vaizey
  • Dr Sarah Wollaston

Labour’s Kate Hoey, Graham Stringer and Ronnie Campbell voted with the Government.

In technical terms, Ministers are saying that it will make little difference to the practical effects of No Deal if that happens.

In political ones, this is the first substantial anti-No Deal revolt by a coalition of Second Referendum and Norway Plus supporters.

There will be more.

The Government lost by seven votes.

The 25 Conservatives who voted with Grieve to block a No Deal Brexit – or try to

Some favour a Second Referendum; others, EEA membership. But they have combined to deal the Prime Minister a second bloody blow in a single day.

  • Heidi Allen
  • Guto Bebb
  • Richard Benyon
  • Nick Boles
  • Kenneth Clarke
  • Jonathan Djanogly
  • Sir Michael Fallon.
  • George Freeman
  • Richard Graham
  • Damian Green
  • Justine Greening.
  • Sir Oliver Heald.
  • Jo Johnson.
  • Dr Phillip Lee.
  • Jeremy Lefroy.
  • Sir Oliver Letwin.
  • Nicky Morgan.
  • Sir Bob Neill.
  • Sir Nicholas Soames.
  • Ed Vaizey.
  • Antoinette Sandbach.
  • Anna Soubry.
  • John Stevenson.
  • Derek Thomas.
  • Dr Sarah Wollaston.

Plus Grieve himself.

Please note: some of these Conservative MPs, like the Beaconsfield MP, want a second referendum and no Brexit; others, like Nick Boles, want Brexit, in the form of EEA membership.  They unite in opposing no deal.

Four Labour MPs voted with the Government: Ronnie Campbell, Kate Hoey, Dennis Skinner and Graham Stringer.

The amendment was carried by 321 votes to 299.