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The Prime Minister falls 14 votes short – and says that the Bill will be paused while he speaks to EU leaders.
It’s a surprisingly large Government majority: 24 independents and 19 Labour MPs voted with the Government.
Ian Austin and Ivan Lewis, former Labour MPs, both of whom tore into Jeremy Corbyn during the debate, voted with the Government
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
In this, the tightest blue-yellow, many more people mentioned, with approbation, the Liberal Democrat candidate than referred to the EU.