LibDem MP resigns whip to vote for May's Deal

Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd has resigned the whip to vote for Theresa May’s EU deal.

In a statement to the Eastbourne Herald he has said: “It is with great regret that I am today resigning the Liberal Democrat Party Whip in Parliament.

“I have come to the conclusion that I cannot honestly uphold the commitment I made to Eastbourne and Willingdon two and a half years ago, and reiterated since – to accept the result of the referendum, vote for the deal the Prime Minister brought back from the EU and not back calls for a second referendum – whilst supporting the LibDem Parliamentary Party’s formal position of voting against Theresa May’s deal and advocating a ‘People’s Vote’.”

May’s deal clearly has support from some who backed Remain whilst being torn apart by virtually every Brexiteer. Speaks volumes…

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