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Doncaster MPs vote to Leave the EU

Doncaster MPs Caroline Flint, Ed Miliband and Rosie Winterton kept their promise to Doncaster voters to honour the outcome of the EU Referendum by voting this week to support the triggering of Article 50 by 31 March 2017. 

Following the vote, they said:

“We supported the government’s Brexit timetable last Wednesday because we are determined to fulfil the mandate of the people of Doncaster. They voted for Brexit in the referendum and we will honour it.
“We are determined to get the best deal for Doncaster. That is why we also voted for the government to come forward with a plan before they begin the negotiations next Spring.

“We want to know how Doncaster’s families, workers and businesses will be affected by the government’s intentions. The big decisions over Brexit will affect every family in Doncaster.  We want to ensure local firms are still be able to freely export their goods to Europe.  We also want greater controls on immigration. 

“The Government also needs to come clean, if they have no intention of honouring the Leave campaign promise of £350 million a week for the NHS.

“Doncaster people have a right to know what the government’s plan is. We will hold Theresa May and her cabinet accountable for a plan to meet the needs of our constituents.”

Article 50 is the way the EU serves notice on the European Union of its intention to Leave.

The House of Commons voted on a Labour motion.

A Government amendment was approved: Ayes: 461 Noes: 89 

The Labour motion, as amended, was then approved: Ayes: 448 Noes: 75

The text of the motion and amendment can be read HERE. The debate is item 3 in the Votes and Proceedings.

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