MPs To Vote On Giving UK Public Second Referendum

14th March 2019

The amendment is unlikely to pass unless it is supported by the Labour leadership and enough rebels from the Conservative party.

Britain's MPs will vote today on whether to give the public the opportunity for a fresh referendum on Brexit.

Speaker of the House John Bercow selected an amendment, which was tabled by The Independent Group's Sarah Wollaston, that could lead to a Final Say vote.

The amendment will be voted on tonight during a debate on whether to seek a delay to Brexit.

It will be the first time the Commons has held a formal vote on the issue of another referendum.

While it has support from various corners, including Labour, the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Liberal Democrats and The Independent Group, it is unlikely to pass unless it is supported by the Labour leadership and enough rebels from the Conservative party.

The amendment orders Theresa May to seek to delay Brexit “for the purposes of legislating for and conducting a public vote in which the people of the United Kingdom may give their consent" for either leaving the EU on the terms of a deal agreed by Parliament or remaining in the bloc.


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