Redbridge MPs vote against Brexit deal and ‘clock is ticking’ about what happens next
PUBLISHED: 11:11 16 January 2019 | UPDATED: 14:21 16 January 2019
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All the MPs representing Redbridge residents voted against the Brexit deal drawn up by the prime minister.
After days of debates, Theresa May suffered the heaviest parliamentary defeat of a British PM in the democratic era on Tuesday (January 15) with 432 votes against her proposals and 202 in favour.
MP for Ilford North Wes Streeting (Lab), MP for Ilford South Mike Gapes (Lab), Chingford and Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith (Con) and Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer (Lab) all voted against her Brexit deal.
Speaking to the Recorder Mr Gapes said the result was a humiliating defeat for the prime minister and she has lost her authority.
He said going forward the country need’s a “totally new approach”.
“Parliament must take control and lance the boil,” he said.
“I am going to be voting for a no-confidence today - I think it will likely be defeated and then the Labour Party should call for a People’s Vote to get us out of this mess.”
He added that the “clock is ticking” and there isn’t much time before possibly coming out of the EU in March.
Mr Streeting said: “This was a crushing defeat for the Prime Minister’s deal.
“There are only two paths ahead of us: a painful Brexit, where we move further away from the EU at the expense of people’s jobs and livelihoods, or a pointless Brexit, where we are locked into EU rules and regulations without any say over them.
“This isn’t what people voted for. It’s time to accept that the promises made by the Leave campaign can’t be delivered and it is now time to ask the people in a new referendum if they still want to leave the EU - given what we know now - or whether they’d prefer to remain.”