Results of key votes on Brexit in the UK House of Commons in 2019

On October 22, 2019, the first stage of Boris Johnson's Brexit deal becoming a law was approved by the United Kingdom's House of Commons by 329 votes to 299. Despite this, Johnson's desired timetable of three days for the bill's progression through Parliament was rejected by a majority of 14. As a consequence, the bill has been paused and unless the European Union rejects a delay to Brexit, it is unlikely Brexit will happen by October 31.

Parliament rejects May's deal three times
Although the United Kingdom was set to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, Members of Parliament rejected Theresa May's negotiated deal on January 15 and the amended deal on March 12, they then voted to reject no deal on March 13, and finally to request the EU for a delay on March 14. After receiving an extension until October 31, 2019, Theresa May attempted to get her deal accepted a third time, but this too was rejected, albeit by a smaller margin.

Johnson inherits Brexit
Theresa May resigned as a result of her inability to get her deal through parliament. Boris Johnson emerged as her successor following a Conservative leadership contest, which saw him see off several rivals. Since Johnson has assumed power, Brexit has entered a new and chaotic phase which has seen him lose his government majority as well as almost all his votes in the House of Commons.

Results of key votes on Brexit in the United Kingdom House of Commons in 2019*

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Release date

October 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 15 to October 22, 2019

Supplementary notes

* First round of non-binding indicative vote
**Second round of non-binding indicative votes

Official wording for the votes are as follows;
First vote on Brexit deal: ' European Union (Withdrawal) Act main Motion (Prime Minister)
Second vote on Brexit deal: 'Secton 13 (1)(b) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act main motion
Rejecting no deal: 'Main motion, as amended by amendment (a), on UK's withdrawal from the European Union
Delaying Brexit:'UK's withdrawal from the EU: Prime Minister's motion
MPs taking control of Brexit process:'European Union Withdrawal amendment (a) - Letwin
Third vote on Brexit deal:'United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

European Union (Withdrawal): Sir Oliver Letwin's motion submitted under Standing Order No. 24

*MPs who abstained in these votes not recorded in this statistic.

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