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Cheshire MP resigns from the Government over Brexit deal

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The MP for Tatton, Esther McVey, has quit her Cabinet post, saying the Brexit deal "does not honour the result of the referendum".

She had been Work and Pensions Secretary since January 2018.

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In a resignation letter posted on Twitter, Ms McVey cited concerns over the future of the Union and a lack of control over money, law, borders and trade policy under a deal she felt kept the UK too close to Brussels.


Cheshire MP Laura Smith quits shadow role over Brexit amendment vote

Junior minister Laura Smith explained her decision on Twitter. Credit: Twitter/LauraSmithMP

The Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich has resigned from her role on Labour's front bench over a vote on House of Lords amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Junior minister Laura Smith resigned from the shadow cabinet along with four parliamentary private secretaries ahead of the vote on staying in the European Economic Area (EEA).

The Lords Brexit Bill amendment had called for the government to make it a negotiating objective to remaining in the EEA.

Ms Smith explained her decision on Twitter.

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Minister says Brexit could be good for the North West

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Andrew Percy, the Minister for The Northern Powerhouse, says Brexit can be a good thing for industry in the North West.

The MP was speaking at the conference for the Northern Powerhouse in Manchester.

He said local industries now need to look further away from Europe for business opportunities.

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Brexit: Heartbreaking moment German woman from Chester phones radio station

This is the heartbreaking moment a German woman who lives in Chester phoned LBC's James O'Brian's show to talk about the abuse she received since last Friday's Brexit vote on the EU Referendum.

From having dog dirt thrown at her door to friends and neighbours telling her they don't want to see her again, Karen gave a harrowing account of how she now feels unwelcome in the country where she made her home.

I haven't been out of the house for three days.

My neighbours told me they don't want me living in this road.

My friend's grandson got beaten up because he had a foreign grandmother.

I'm so scared, I don't know what's going to happen next.

– Karen

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