MPs voted in favour of asking EU for Article 50 extension to delay Brexit process

London : MPs have voted in favour of Theresa May’s motion to seek an extension to the Article 50 negotiation period beyond March 29.

It comes after a series of Commons votes on amendments to the motion that saw MPs overwhelming reject an attempt to secure a second Brexit referendum.

And by an extremely narrow margin of 314-312, MPs also voted down a cross-party bid for Parliament to seize control of the Brexit process.

The cross-party amendment, tabled by MPs including Labour’s Hilary Benn and Yvette Cooper and Tory Sir Oliver Letwin, would have forced a set of “indicative votes” to determine the preferred Brexit outcome of the House of Commons.

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