Labour’s Brexit rebellion: All the MPs who defied Jeremy Corbyn over Single Market membership – The Independent
Shadow ministers Andy Slaughter, Ruth Cadbury and Catherine West were three of 49 MPs who voted for an amendment to the Queen’s Speech brought by backbencher Chuka Umunna calling for the UK to remain part of the single market after it leaves the EU.
A fourth frontbencher, shadow transport minister Daniel Zeichner, quit voluntarily.
Shadow ministers Rupa Huq and Gareth Thomas also voted against the whip but have not been fired or resigned.
The embarrassing lack of discipline within his party comes just days after his triumphant appearance at the Glastonbury music festival to celebrate the shock election result which saw Labour win 30 more seats.
The amendment was defeated by 101 votes to 323 after the Liberal Democrats, SNP, Plaid Cymru, Independent MP Sylvia Hermon and Green MP Caroline Lucas joined the rebels.
The Government has indicated it intends to continue pushing for a “hard Brexit” – meaning the UK will leave the single market and customs union in exchange for ending freedom of movement – even though it lost its majority on 8 June.
Mr Corbyn imposed a three-line whip ordering MPs to abstain as the party officially supports Brexit – despite the majority of its MPs and members being Remainers.
Here are all the MPs who voted for the amendment:
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