MPs are likely to amend the meaningful vote on Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement to call for a new referendum on Europe. But just how many have pledged their support?
The rolling list below includes all 101 MPs who have publicly backed a fresh vote on the deal. If you are an MP and feel you should or should not be listed, get in touch here.
Since publication, several of you have asked why the SNP are not included below – more often than not citing an interview Nicola Sturgeon gave to the BBC’s Andrew Marr last month, in which she said that her MPs would “undoubtedly” back a so-called people’s vote if it came before the Commons after the rejection of May’s deal.
“No doubt calls for a second referendum would grow in those circumstances, and I’ve said before we wouldn’t stand in the way of a second referendum,” she said. “I think SNP MPs would undoubtedly vote for that proposition.”
The reason why we have not chalked that up as an additional 35 votes for the cause is that Sturgeon’s position, like Labour’s official line, is qualified and conditional. She says there is no reason that her MPs would not vote for a new referendum in the event it came before the Commons, which isn’t the same as the active pledge of support the MPs below have given.
Add to that the reservations that a number of SNP MPs have expressed about a new referendum on the EU and its impact on the political prognosis for Scottish independence and it’s clear that the support of that bloc is far from a foregone conclusion.
Susan Elan Jones
Liberal Democrat (11)
Plaid Cymru (4)