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Guto Bebb joins calls for public vote on Brexit

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Conservative MP and former minister Guto Bebb has joined calls for a second referendum on Brexit.

He is the latest to join a growing list of Conservative MPs who support a People’s Vote on the terms of Brexit, including Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston, Justine Greening and Philip Lee.

The MP for Aberconwy resigned as defence minister in July to vote against the government changes to key Brexit legislation.

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He says a second vote is needed to represent the needs of people in Wales and the UK:

Brexit is a big deal, but it’s not yet a done deal. And the path we take now will affect the future of our country for generations to come. That’s why it’s not good enough for ministers to decide something behind closed doors.

We need a People’s Vote on the terms of Brexit to ensure that a Brexit deal, if secured, represents the needs of people in Wales and the UK and not the narrow interests of a Westminster based group of ideological purists.

I will continue to support the PM whilst she strives to secure a deal but she needs the backstop of popular support - not the 40 votes of jobs-destroying no deal Brexit MPs. That's why I’ll be campaigning for a final decision on the deal to be a decision made by the people not politicians.

– Guto Bebb MP