Last night Martin Whitfield MP joined 327 colleagues from across the House in voting to take control of parliamentary business and give MPs the chance to introduce new legislation to rule out the possibility of a no-deal exit from the EU without the consent of Parliament.

Following the vote, Martin Whitfield MP said:

“I’m delighted that Parliament has voted to take control and can now endeavour to take the threat of a catastrophic no-deal Brexit off the table with new legislation.

“Today I will again work with colleagues to try and pass the new EU Bill lodged by Hilary Benn and others. If this is passed it will postpone the UK’s departure from the EU until 31 January, if by 19 October Parliament has not approved a deal or voted in favour of a no-deal exit.

“My preferred resolution to this impasse remains for the issue to go back to the people in a confirmatory public vote. And only when the possibility of a no-deal departure has been categorically ruled out will I consider supporting a motion for an early general election.”