Coming soon - Indicative votes 2!
Following the House of Commons rejecting the Withdrawal Agreement (for the third time) on Friday 29th, A second round of "Indicative votes" are expected on Monday 1st April, with MPs being asked to reconsider the options that got most support last time. This weekend it is important to contact MPs- thanking and encouraging those who have already backed a second referendum and putting pressure on those MPs who didn't back it on Wednesday 27th march (especially the 9 North East Labour rebels).
Labour (including Jeremy Corbyn) are now officially calling for a public vote on any Brexit deal.
If you have a Labour MP who didn't vote for this on Wednesday please email or tweet them to ask why not?
(See the table below to find how your MP voted)
Indicative votes 1
On Wednesday MPs were finally able to start voting for alternatives to the prime Minister's deal. In the first stage of the "indicative votes" nothing got a majority but the best supported options were (i) as second referendum (ii) a customs union and (iii) Labour's alternative plan (changes to the withdrawal agreement so that it includes protections to workers' rights, a permanent customs union, and close alignment to the single market).
For the first time, Labour officially backed the vote on a second referendum. Unfortunately 27 Labour MPs voted against and around 20 more did not vote. Six North East Labour MPs and all three conservatives voted against a referendum. Another three Labour MPs from the region were in Parliament but did not vote on this option.
|Constituency||MP||Party||Voted For or Against a second referendum||Number of signatures from constituency on the Revoke Article 50 petition|
|Berwick-upon-Tweed||Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP||Con||Against||5215|
|Bishop Auckland||Helen Goodman MP||Lab||For||3845|
|Blaydon||Liz Twist MP||Lab||For||5783|
|Blyth Valley||Mr Ronnie Campbell MP||Lab||Against||3879|
|City of Durham||Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP||Lab||For||8409|
|Darlington||Jenny Chapman MP||Lab||For||4896|
|Easington||Grahame Morris MP||Lab||Against||2168|
|Gateshead||Ian Mearns MP||Lab||Did not vote||5894|
|Hartlepool||Mike Hill MP||Lab||Against||2714|
|Hexham||Guy Opperman MP||Con||Against||8445|
|Houghton and Sunderland South||Bridget Phillipson MP||Lab||For||3041|
|Jarrow||Mr Stephen Hepburn MP||Lab||Against||3998|
|Middlesbrough||Andy McDonald MP||Lab||For||2907|
|Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland||Mr Simon Clarke MP||Con||Against||3908|
|Newcastle upon Tyne Central||Chi Onwurah MP||Lab||For||7020|
|Newcastle upon Tyne East||Rt Hon Nicholas Brown MP||Lab||For||11159|
|Newcastle upon Tyne North||Catherine McKinnell MP||Lab||For||7406|
|North Durham||Rt Hon Kevan Jones MP||Lab||Against||4001|
|North Tyneside||Mary Glindon MP||Lab||Did not vote||6012|
|North West Durham||Laura Pidcock MP||Lab||For||5100|
|Redcar||Anna Turley MP||Lab||For||2574|
|Sedgefield||Phil Wilson MP||Lab||For||3565|
|South Shields||Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck MP||Lab||Against||3377|
|Stockton North||Alex Cunningham MP||Lab||For||3148|
|Stockton South||Dr Paul Williams MP||Lab||For||5161|
|Sunderland Central||Julie Elliott MP||Lab||For||4470|
|Tynemouth||Sir Alan Campbell MP||Lab||For||10143|
|Wansbeck||Ian Lavery MP||Lab||Did not vote||4158|
|Washington and Sunderland West||Mrs Sharon Hodgson MP||Lab||For||3334|
(Petition numbers at 11.36 on Thursday 28th March)
If the Government don't get the Withdrawal Agreement approved by Monday, it is expected that MPs will have another round of indicative votes, concentrating on the alternatives that had most support on Wednesday.