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MPs across the south react to Brexit defeat

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

Following Theresa May's Brexit defeat, in 48 hours time it seems likely that MPs will be voting to ask the EU to delay Brexit.

It seems certain that we will not be leaving the European Union on the 29th March with much uncertainty for the future.

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.

MPs across the south have been giving their reactions.

The Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran voted against the deal.

In contrast, the Conservative MP for Bournemouth East voted in support of the deal.

In a statement on his website, Mr Ellwood described it as his democratic duty as an MP to honour the referendum result by supporting this Brexit deal.

If this deal is not agreed by Parliament I cannot support Britain walking away with no deal. This would have detrimental impact on our economy, security and international credibility. The deal on the table therefore is the best available in honouring the referendum result."

– Tobias Ellwood MP, Bournemouth East, Con