Lincolnshire

How many Lincolnshire MPs voted against Boris?

A snap general election in October is looking more likely after MPs defeated Boris Johnson in last night’s vote.

Tory rebels and opposition MPs won the vote to take control of the agenda with 328 votes against 301. This means they will have the power to enact a bill seeking to delay the date the UK leaves the European Union, set previously as October 31.

Despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s televised plea to colleagues on Tuesday to put their faith in him and avoid an election, 21 Conservatives, including a number of ex-cabinet ministers, joined the move to defeat the government.

Tory MPs who rebelled have been told they will have the whip removed and will not be able to stand for the party again in the next election.

It’s a significant blow for our current PM, who was desperately hoping for MPs to side with the government and now faces becoming the shortest serving Prime Minster in UK history.

Boris Johnson has conceded that he will bring forward a motion for an early general election.

Here’s the run down of how MPs in Greater Lincolnshire voted:

  • Horncastle and Louth MP Victoria Atkins (Conservative) – Voted against the motion
  • Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles (Independent) – Voted for the motion
  • Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin (Labour) – Voted for the motion
  • South Holland and The Deepings MP Sir John Hayes (Conservative) – Voted against the motion
  • Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Caroline Johnson (Conservative) – Voted against the motion
  • Lincoln MP Karen Lee (Labour) – Voted for the motion
  • Gainsborough MP Sire Edward Leigh (Conservative) – Voted against the motion
  • Great Grimsby MP Melanie One (Labour) – Voted for the motion
  • Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy (Conservative) – Voted against the motion
  • Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman (Conservative) – Voted against the motion