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Indicative Votes: Business Motion of the House

Today MPs will be asked to take part in further indicative votes should the Business Motion brought to the House by Sir Oliver Letwin be approved. For further details of the motion and the options available to MPs in the indicative votes please read this extract from the day's order paper.

MPs vote against the Withdrawal Agreement

The very first campaign I ran as a political candidate back in December 2007 was to go to the Isles of Scilly, the most westerly point of the UK, to call for a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, i.e. EU membership.

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I was pleased to meet business owners on Scilly and here in West Cornwall who tell me they have now received their Business Rate charge for the coming financial year which includes a third off.

MPs to vote on part of Theresa May's Deal

Today MPs will be asked to support the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement. The motion itself does not count as a ‘meaningful vote’ because it does not cover the future relationship with Europe. However, if it passes it will allow Article 50 to be extended to May 22.

Planting 20,000 Trees by the end of 2020

Our planet matters. Today I asked Dr Thérèse Coffey, Environment Minister if she would meet with me to support a project to plant 20,000 trees with school children across West Cornwall by the end of 2020 to help address air quality.

No clear majority for any Brexit options

Tonight there have been a number of votes in Parliament, first a vote passing legislation to allow the UK to leave without a deal on April 12th rather than revoke Article 50, reversing the outcome of the EU referendum.