MPs rebel over EU vote
Published: 16 May 2013 11:000 comments
LOCAL MPs were among the 116 Tories who rebelled against the Government, by calling for a referendum on Britain's entry in the EU.
Bracknell MP Phillip Lee, Wokingham's John Redwood and Adam Afriyie, whose Windsor constituency includes Ascot and Binfield, backed a motion yesterday (Wednesday) that they \"regret\" the absence of an EU vote bill in the Queen's Speech.
The motion was defeated by 277 votes to 131 as Lib Dems and Labour opposed it.
However, Eurosceptic James Wharton, Tory MP for Stockton South, will introduce a private members' bill in a bid to bring about a nationwide referendum on whether Britain should remain in or leave the EU. This comes after he topped a ballot of MPs that allows those picked out in a draw to attempt to introduce their own legislation through Parliament.
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