South Shields MP calls for General Election after resignations from Theresa's May cabinet over Brexit deal

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has called for a General Election following a string of resignations from Theresa May's cabinet after the Prime Minister revealed her Brexit draft.

Thursday, 15th November 2018, 2:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th November 2018, 2:24 pm
South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey announced she was quitting following the resignation of Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab. 
Suella Braverman has also resigned as a Brexit minister, saying she was “unable to sincerely support the deal agreed yesterday by Cabinet”, while Anne-Marie Trevelyan resigned as a parliamentary private secretary in the Department for Education, saying she cannot support the Brexit deal after negotiations “built on the UK trying to appease the EU”.

Mrs Lewell-Buck said: “At the minute it’s looking like Theresa May will not be our Prime Minister for much longer and I think it’s time for a General Election.

“We have had now two years of negotiations and the only thing that the Prime Minister has done is unit Remainers and Leavers who don’t want this plan.

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“It’s a shame because if she had put aside the adversarial nature of party politics then something better could have been done.

“We are now in a situation where literally nobody can agree to a plan.”

Mrs May gave a press conference on the Brexit withdrawal agreement on Wednesday evening.
She said: “When you strip away the detail, the choice before us is clear: this deal, which delivers on the vote of the referendum, which brings back control of our money, laws and borders, ends free movement, protects jobs, security and our Union; or leave with no deal, or no Brexit at all.”