100-110 Tory MPs estimated to have backed EU vote

The amendment was defeated by 277 votes to 130. Credit: House of Commons

Of 130 MPs who supported John Baron's amendment, I suspect 100-110 are Tory. That is the top end of estimates. That is about half of Conservative backbenchers.

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Cable: EU vote bill 'damaging'

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