North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald votes for Parliament to have final say on Brexit deal

PUBLISHED: 11:40 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:03 14 December 2017

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald voted for Amendment 7. Picture: Archant

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald voted for Amendment 7. Picture: Archant

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Sir Oliver Heald was among the Conservative MPs who helped defeat the government in last night’s vote for Parliament to have a final say on the Brexit deal.

The representative for North East Herts, which covers Tewin, Watton-at-Stone and the Five Greens, backed Amendment 7 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, giving MPs a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May strikes with Brussels – ahead of us leaving the EU in March 2019.

Sir Oliver, who voted to remain in the EU, was one of 12 Tory MPs who rebelled against the Conservative government in the decider – which saw Mrs May lose by four votes in her first loss in the Commons as PM.

Sir Oliver has been contacted for comment.

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