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Brexit Vote: Theresa May urges MPs to back her for sake of country

Theresa May is urging MPs to back her for the sake of the country Credit: ITV Yorkshire

MPs are finally set to vote today on Theresa May's deal for leaving the European Union after two years of talks.

In our region at least one of our MPs has admitted he has changed his mind.

Gainsborough MP Edward Leigh Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Gainsborough's Edward Leigh has now switched to voting with the Prime Minister.

Theresa May is urging MPs to back her for the sake of the country as more than 100 Tory MPs have declared their opposition to the Withdrawal Agreement ahead of tonight's meaningful vote.

Mrs May insists there is no alternative deal.

The Prime Minister has insisted she is focused on winning the vote – telling Conservative rebels on Monday evening they risked handing the keys of No 10 to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Voting is due to begin at 7pm and could continue for around two hours, depending on how many amendments Speaker John Bercow calls before the final “meaningful vote” on the deal.

Hilary Benn (Lab, Leeds Central) has withdrawn his amendment which could have seen the meaningful vote pulled, offering Theresa May a lifeline.

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There are just 10 weeks remaining until Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29.

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