Chief Whip Mark Spencer and Secretary of State for Local Government Robert Jenrick vote with the Government to avoid Parliamentary control
The Government Chief Whip and Secretary of State for Local Government sided with the Prime Minister in a Parliamentary vote yesterday (Tuesday).
MP for Sherwood, Mark Spencer, and Newark MP Robert Jenrick, voted with Boris Johnson's Government to avoid Parliament taking some control of the Brexit process.
Members voted strongly to seize control of the Parliamentary agenda today (Wednesday) to avoid a no-deal Brexit next month, by alternatively suggesting a delay in leaving the European Union.
The Government were outrun by a Parliamentary majority of 27 votes, helped by a number of Tory rebels who have now been removed from the party.
Among those sacked from the Conservative Party include Rushcliffe MP and Father of the House of Commons, Ken Clarke, who has long since opposed leaving the EU.
Boris Johnson — only Prime Minister since July and now presiding over a minority Government — is due to announce a general election today after his 328 to 301 vote defeat.
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