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Caroline Flint - How I voted on the Indicative Votes

Speaking after the Commons Indicative Votes, Caroline Flint said:

"Yesterday, I voted in line with my general election pledges to respect the vote and to support a deal.

“None of yesterday’s debate was about the Deal the EU has asked Parliament to make a decision on. Some motions were about the future trading relationships, but a few motions were efforts to stop Brexit or force a second referendum. I voted against both of those proposals.

“If the Deal is brought back to the Commons I am clear what I will be voting for: for the UK to leave; to settle our debts; to protect jobs and give businesses certainty; to give EU citizens and Brits abroad certainty about their rights; and to protect workers’ rights and safeguard environmental standards.

“I didn’t hear any objection to any of those aspects of the Deal.  Therefore, I have no doubt that the right thing to do is to vote for it.

“In doing so, I will try to stop the UK leaving with a “No Deal, no rights, no certainty Brexit” which Labour believes is the worst outcome of all.”

I voted as follows:

  • For Labour’s Alternative Plan ( Jeremy Corbyn - Motion K) This was defeated 307 - 237
  • Against No Deal (John Baron - Motion B) Defeated 400-160
  • Against Common Market 2.0 (Nick Boles - Motion D) Defeated 283-188
  • Against EEA and EFTA (George Eustace – Motion H) Defeated 377-65
  • Abstained Customs Union (Ken Clarke – Motion J) Defeated 272-264
  • Against Revoke Article 50 (Joanna Cherry - Motion L) Defeated 293-184
  • Against Confirmatory Public Vote (Margaret Beckett - Motion M) Defeated 295-268

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