EU Repeal Bill Passes its First Commons Vote

The Government’s EU Repeal Bill has passed its first vote in the House of Commons by 326 votes to 290 votes. The Government had said that the Bill was essential to ensure a smooth transition following the UK’s departure from the EU, but opponents claimed that it transferred too much power to the Government.

Every Conservative MP backed the Bill whilst seven Labour MPs also supported them, against the whip set by Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party. The seven Labour MPs who backed the Bill were Ronnie Campbell, Frank Field, Kate Hoey, Kelvin Hopkins, John Mann, Dennis Skinner and Graham Stringer.