MPs vote unanimously for an EU poll

Conservative MPs proved they can agree on the European Union, or at least on one aspect of policy.

They unanimously voted through a Commons motion which could eventually see a referendum on Britain's future within the EU. But their coalition partners the Lib Dems called it a stunt and boycotted the vote along with Labour MPs.

But posting on Twitter, David Cameron wrote:

Fbe66d2def8799139e4589f565f3b75b_normal

Referendum Bill passes first Commons stage, bringing us one step closer to giving the British people a say on Europe #LetBritainDecide

The Bill will go to a Public Bill Committee for further scrutiny
The Bill will go to a Public Bill Committee for further scrutiny Credit: Press Association

Here's our Political Correspondent, Carl Dinnen.