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MPs vote for Boris Johnson's Internal Market Bill to progress to second reading by 340 votes to 263

Telegraph, 15 Sep 2020
Boris Johnson has passed his controversial Internal Market Bill though its first reading in the House of Commons despite a rebellion from his own MPs.

Former Cabinet ministers including Theresa May, Sajid Javid, Jeremy Wright and Andrew Mitchell said they would rebel by abstaining or voting for hostile amendments.

The Government passed the bill through to the second reading with a majority of 77, with 340 votes to 263.

Sir Bob Neill, a Tory backbencher, has tabled an amendment calling for a final vote in Parliament before minister could use their law-breaking powers under the bill.

It will be debated on Tuesday when the bill is next heard.

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