ONE of the borough’s four MPs has won a significant vote in the House of Commons this evening following a vote yesterday over the European Union.
Maidenhead MP Theresa May – whose constituency includes Sonning, Twyford, Remenham and Wargrave – also heads up the UK Government as its Prime Minister. Yesterday, she lost a motion in the House of Commons that would result in the UK leaving the EU, a process known as Brexit.
That led to the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, to call a motion of no confidence in her Government.
Theresa May’s Conservatives were backed by supply and confidence partners the DUP and won 325 votes. The opposition had 306, giving her a majority of just 19. Had the DUP voted against her Government she would have lost and it would be likely that the country would be heading to a General Election.
As Mrs May won, she invited opposition leaders to talks to come to an agreement over Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn said he would only do so if a No Deal Brexit was removed, while Ian Blackford, the leader of Scottish party the SNP, said that he hoped she would keep an open mind on a second referendum – commonly known as a people’s vote – and delaying Brexit, which is currently scheduled for March 29.