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Two-thirds of Tory MPs in the Anglia region vote against government on delaying Brexit

Among the Cabinet ministers voting against delaying Brexit were Cambridgeshire MP Stephen Barclay, Norfolk MP Liz Truss and Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom. Credit: PA

The number of Conservative MPs in the Anglia region voting against delaying the Brexit date outnumbered those in favour by more than two to one.

It was a Government motion in the House of Commons that called for the delay after the EU Withdrawal deal failed to get approved for a second time.

The Government did allow a free vote meaning MPs didn't have to follow the party line but out of the 58 Conservative MPs in the Anglia region, 38 voted not to delay the date of Brexit which is set for 29 March.

They included the Brexit Secretary and North East Cambridgeshire MP Stephen Barclay who urged others to support the delay but then voted against.

While the Prime Minister Theresa May voted in favour of a delay, other ministers and Cabinet ministers voted against including the South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom and Norfolk MP Liz Truss. Only 18 of the region's Conservative MP voted in favour of a delay.

The House of Commons voted by a large majority to delay the date of Brexit. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The House of Commons voted to seek a delay in Britain's leaving date from the European Union by 314 voted to 202 although most Conservtauve MPs voted against it.

Mrs May will need agreement from all the other countries in the EU for the Brexit date to be delay beyond 29 March.

How MPs in the Anglia region voted on delaying the date of Brexit

CONSERVATIVE

  • Aylesbury - David Lidington - YES
  • Basildon & Billericay - John Baron - NO
  • Basildon South & Thurrock East - Stephen Metcalfe - NO
  • Bedfordshire Mid - Nadine Dorries - NO
  • Bedfordshire North East - Alastair Burt - YES
  • Bedfordshire South West - Andrew Selous - DIDN'T VOTE
  • Braintree - James Cleverly - NO
  • Brentwood & Ongar - Alex Burghart - NO
  • Broadland - Keith Simpson - YES
  • Bury St Edmunds - Jo Churchill - NO
  • Cambridgeshire North East - Stephen Barclay - NO
  • Cambridgeshire North West - Shailesh Vara - NO
  • Cambridgeshire South East - Lucy Frazer - YES
  • Castle Point -Rebecca Harris - NO
  • Chelmsford -Vicky Ford - YES
  • Clacton - Giles Watling - NO
  • Colchester - Will Quince - NO
  • Corby - Tom Pursglove - NO
  • Daventry - Chris Heaton-Harris - NO
  • Grantham & Stamford - Nick Boles - YES
  • Great Yarmouth - Brandon Lewis - YES
  • Harborough - Neil O'Brien - NO
  • Harlow - Robert Halfon - NO
  • Harwich & North Essex - Sir Bernard Jenkin - NO
  • Hemel Hempstead - Sir Mike Penning - NO
  • Hertford & Stortford - Mark Prisk - DIDN'T VOTE
  • Hertfordshire North East - Sir Oliver Heald - YES
  • Hitchin & Harpenden -Bim Afolami - YES
  • Huntingdon - Jonathan Djanogly - YES
  • Kettering - Philip Hollobone - NO
  • Maldon - John Whittingdale - NO
  • Milton Keynes North - Mark Lancaster - YES
  • Milton Keynes South - IainStewart - NO
  • Norfolk Mid - George Freeman - YES
  • Norfolk North West - Sir Henry Bellingham - NO
  • Norfolk South - Richard Bacon - NO
  • Norfolk South West - Liz Truss - NO
  • Northampton North - Michael Ellis - NO
  • Northampton South - Andrew Lewer - NO
  • Northamptonshire South - Andrea Leadsom - NO
  • Norwich North - Chloe Smith - NO
  • Rayleigh & Wickford - Mark Francois - NO
  • Rochford & Southend East - James Duddridge - NO
  • Rutland & Melton - Sir AlanDuncan - YES
  • Saffron Walden - Kemi Badenoch - NO
  • Saint Albans - AnneMain - NO
  • South Holland & The Deepings - Sir John Hayes - NO
  • Southend West - Sir David Amess - NO
  • Stevenage - Stephen McPartland - NO
  • Suffolk Central & Ipswich North - Daniel Poulter - YES
  • Suffolk Coastal - Therese Coffey - YES
  • Suffolk South - James Cartlidge - YES
  • Suffolk West - Matt Hancock - YES
  • Thurrock - Jackie Doyle-Price - NO
  • Waveney - Peter Aldous - YES
  • Wellingborough - Peter Bone - NO
  • Welwyn Hatfield - Grant Shapps - NO
  • Witham - Priti Patel - NO

All the region's Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs - Norman Lamb (North Norfolk), Clive Lewis (Norwich South), Sandy Martin (Ipswich), Mohammad Yasin (Bedford) and Daniel Zeichner (Cambridge) - voted in favour of delaying Brexit.

The former Conservative MP and now Independent Heidi Allen (South Cambridgeshire) also voted to delay.

Other Independents - Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North), Gavin Shuker (Luton South and Fiona Onasanya (Peterborough) didn't vote.