Results of Brexit indicative votes

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After spending hours seeking an alternative way out of the current Brexit deadlock, MPs rejected all eight of the proposed alternative routes.

The non-binding vote calling for a second referendum received the most support from parliamentarians, while a permanent customs union came closest to passing.

Here’s the list of alternative options in the order of popularity:

Motion (M) Confirmatory public vote 
For: 268 (Against: 295)
Motion (J) Customs Union
For: 264 (Against: 272)
Motion (K) Labour’s alternative plan
For: 237 (Against: 307)
Motion (D): Common market 2.0
For: 188 (Against: 283)
Motion (L) Revocation to avoid no deal
For: 184 (Against: 293)
Motion (B): No deal
For: 160 (Against: 400)
Motion (O) Contingent preferential arrangements
For: 139 (Against: 422)
Motion (H) EFTA and EEA
For: 65 (Against: 377)

Results of Brexit indicative votes

Motion (B): No deal

Proposes leaving the European Union without a deal on April 12.

Rejected: 160-400

 

Motion (D): Common market 2.0

Proposes UK membership of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the European Economic Area.

Rejected: 188-283

 

Motion (H) EFTA and EEA

Similar to the Common Market 2.0 approach, but rules out any customs union with the EU.

Rejected: 65-377

 

Motion (J) Customs Union

Proposes negotiating a “permanent and comprehensive Uk-wide customs union with the EU” in any Brexit deal.

Rejected: 264-272

 

Motion (K) Labour’s alternative plan

Calls on the UK to be closely aligned with the EU on matters such as the Single Market. Supports a permanent customs union in which the UK has “an appropriate say on any new trade deal terms.”

Rejected: 237-307

 

Motion (L) Revocation to avoid no deal

Proposes if no Withdrawal Agreement is agreed to when the government is two days away from exiting the EU, the government has to have a no-deal Brexit vote. It states if MPs vote against a no deal the Prime Minister has to revoke Article 50 — the legal process by which Brexit is happening.

Rejected: 184-293

 

Motion (M) Confirmatory public vote

Proposes that the UK cannot ratify any Brexit deal “unless and until they have been approved by the people of the UK in a confirmatory public ballot.”

Rejected: 268-295

 

Motion (O) Contingent preferential arrangements

Calls for the government to seek preferential trade agreements with the EU if it can’t agree a Withdrawal Agreement with the bloc.

Rejected: 139-422

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