North Somerset MPs vote for Brexit

PUBLISHED: 11:32 02 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:41 02 February 2017

Dr Liam Fox and John Penrose both voted in favour of starting the Brxit process. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Dr Liam Fox and John Penrose both voted in favour of starting the Brxit process. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

North Somerset’s two MPs both voted to back the Brexit parliamentary bill last night (Wednesday).

MPs in the House of Commons, London, as legislation to allow Theresa May to start formal Brexit talks has cleared its first Commons hurdle after MPs gave it a second reading by 498 votes to 114. Picture: PA Wire.MPs in the House of Commons, London, as legislation to allow Theresa May to start formal Brexit talks has cleared its first Commons hurdle after MPs gave it a second reading by 498 votes to 114. Picture: PA Wire.

Dr Liam Fox and John Penrose were among the 498 MPs who supported the motion to allow the UK to activate Article 50 and begin taking the country out of the European Union (EU).

The Conservative pair’s support for the motion was unsurprisingly, especially Dr Fox who was one of the main speakers backing Brexit ahead of last year’s EU referendum.

He was also made Secretary of State for International Trade by Theresa May when she became Prime Minister.

Last night’s vote saw 114 MPs vote against the Brexit bill, including two Labour members who represent voters in Bristol.


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