Indicative votes 1 - How North East MPs voted

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).

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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)

You can check how your MP voted on all the Indicative Vote options at the BBC or Guardian websites (and elsewhere!)

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.