Welwyn Hatfield MP’s verdict on Brexit deal vote

PUBLISHED: 11:41 14 January 2019 | UPDATED: 12:05 14 January 2019

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps reading the draft withdrawal bill. Picture: supplied by Grant Shapps

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps reading the draft withdrawal bill. Picture: supplied by Grant Shapps

supplied by Grant Shapps

Presuming it happens, which way will Welwyn Hatfield’s MP Grant Shapps go in tomorrow’s vote about Theresa May’s Brexit deal?

After cancelling the vote in December in the face of a likely defeat, Prime Minister Theresa May is asking her MPs to vote for her Brexit withdrawal agreement tomorrow.

Welwyn Hatfield’s MP Grant Shapps gave a speech in Parliament on December 5 outlining his thoughts.

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At the time, Mr Shapps had decided that he would have voted against it.

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps speaking on the withdrawal bill in Parliament. Picture: Parliament TVWelwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps speaking on the withdrawal bill in Parliament. Picture: Parliament TV

He said at the time that the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ was the sticking point.

Today he told the Welwyn Hatfield Times that he has not changed his mind on the matter.

“[The backstop] potentially locks the UK into a never ending customs arrangement,” he said.

“So my position is unchanged since the abandoned vote in December.”


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