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Newark MP Mr Robert Jenrick and Sherwood MP Mr Mark Spencer vote against government Brexit motion to extend Article 50

Local MPs voted against the government motion for an extension of Article 50 last night.

For the third day in a row, MPs voted on a series of Brexit motions in the House of Commons, which saw a government motion to extend Article 50 beyond March 29 pass by 413 votes to 202.

Newark MP Mr Robert Jenrick and Sherwood MP Mr Mark Spencer were among the 202 MPs who voted against the motion.


Mr Jenrick said: "I have always supported leaving the EU in an orderly manner, with a deal.

"I have voted for the only deal available, that of the Prime Minister, but it has not yet been supported by a majority in Parliament.

"I promised that I would do all I could to secure our departure on March 29 and if no deal were agreed, to leave regardless, and so I voted for that and against an extension to the process.

"I would prefer a deal, but the country voted to leave and we need to get on with it."

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