Blog: The Tory MPs who voted against Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal – The Telegraph

Adam Afriyie 

Adam Afriyie, one of the original so-called Spartans, voted against the agreement despite having welcomed it as the “last major Brexit hurdle” that “secures our United Kingdom”.

Jake Berry

The former Tory party chairman had not declared his intentions ahead of the vote, but is well known as a loyalist to both Boris Johnson and Liz Truss who opposed the deal.

Peter Bone

The former deputy Commons leader said that he was “pretty miffed” about the Government’s handling of the debate and vote on the Brexit deal.

Bill Cash

Sir Bill Cash drew up the European Research Group’s (ERG) legal analysis of the deal which was damning of the its key provisions, describing the Stormont Brake as “likely useless in practice”.

Christopher Chope

Sir Christopher Chope, another veteran Eurosceptic and member of the Spartans, also voted against the agreement. 

Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke, a former levelling up secretary, said the Windsor agreement risked “cementing the imperfections” of the original Protocol and meant Northern Ireland was “still not being placed on a truly equal footing to Great Britain”.

Richard Drax

Richard Drax, a senior Brexiteer, delivered a speech to the Commons praising the agreement when it was struck for achieving “what many said could not be done” but ended up voting against it.

James Duddridge

Sir James Duddridge, a former trade minister, described the deal as a “betrayal of Brexit” and said the Government could not “polish a little brown thing”.

Iain Duncan Smith

Sir Iain Duncan Smith, a former Tory leader, was another senior member of the party to cast their ballot against ratifying the agreement.

Mark Francois

The chairman of the European Research Group said the deal did not stack up in reality and: “I’m afraid the Government have completely oversold it.”

Jonathan Gullis

Jonathan Gullis, a former education minister, had attended an ERG gathering the morning before the vote at which members had agreed to vote against the deal.

Adam Holloway

Adam Holloway, the MP for Gravesham, told The Telegraph upon leaving an ERG meeting on Wednesday that he would be voting against the Government.

Andrea Jenkyns

The MP for Morley and Outwood said she would be “right behind” Boris Johnson after he announced he would vote against the deal, slamming it as a “capitulation to the EU”.

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