John Baron MP welcomes Commons Article 50 vote

February 9, 2017

MP says Peers should pass Bill unamended

Yesterday the House of Commons voted to pass the Government’s Article 50 Bill by a majority of 494 votes to 122 – a majority of 372, with John Baron MP supporting the Prime Minister and voting for the Bill. Having completed its passage through the House of Commons without any amendments, despite many attempts by Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party, the Bill must now pass through the House of Lords before it can become law.

John said,

“This vote shows the House of Commons fully respects the outcome of the referendum, and is giving the Prime Minister the authority to start the official process of leaving the EU. Peers would be well advised to do likewise, and not attach amendments which will only hinder this process or tie the Government’s hands in the negotiations.”

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