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MPs across the south east react to Brexit defeat

MPs across the south east react to Theresa May's Brexit defeat Photo: ITV News

It has been another shattering defeat for the Government.

Theresa May's Brexit strategy has been left in tatters after MPs rejected her Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday, by a majority of 149.

In total, 391 MPs voted against the deal and 242 backed it.

A vote will now take place on Wednesday about whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal.

Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent Helen Whateley told ITV Meridian's Political Correspondent Phil Hornby she was hoping for a better result.

Elsewhere in Kent, opinion was divided with the Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe, Damian Collins pleased with the result.

He told ITV Meridian that he voted against the motion, and was pleased that the deal was defeated by a clear margin.

Meanwhile Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, believes Tuesday's result means the option of a people's vote has gone higher up the agenda.

Despite voting against the deal in the first vote, Tim Loughton, the Conservative MP for East Worthing and Shoreham explained why he chose differently this time around.