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Article 50 bill: Find out how your west London MP voted after two-day debate

There was a mixture of support and opposition following the debate and our online tool allows you to see how your MP voted

MPs voted overwhelmingly to back a bill which triggers Article 50 following a two-day debate which ended on Wednesday (February 1), kick starting the process of Britain leaving the European Union (EU).

A total of 114 MPs, including all three in Ealing, voted against backing Article 50, with 498 voting in favour.

The vote acts as the next step for Prime Minister Theresa May to begin a two-year long negotiation process, after Britain had voted to leave following a referendum on June 23 last year.

The law still faces a committee stage and a seven-hour final debate on Wednesday (February 8), before MPs take a final vote to pass it into law.

You can use our online tool below to see how your MP voted.

Which west London MPs voted against backing Article 50?

Karen Buck - Labour MP for Westminster North.

Dawn Butler - Labour MP for Brent Central.

Ruth Cadbury - Labour MP Brentford and Isleworth.

Rupa Huq - Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton.

Stephen Pound - Labour MP for Ealing North.

Virendra Sharma - Labour MP for Ealing Southall.

Tulip Siddiq - Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn.

Andy Slaughter - Labour MP for Hammersmith.

Which west London MPs voted for backing Article 50?

Barry Gardiner - Labour MP for Brent North.

Greg Hands - Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham.

Mark Field - Conservative MP for Cities of London and Westminster.

Seema Malhotra - Labour MP for Feltham and Heston.

Bob Blackman - Conservative MP for Harrow East.

Gareth Thomas - Labour MP for Harrow West.

John McDonnell - Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington.

Victoria Borwick - Conservative MP for Kensington.

Nick Hurd - Conservative MP for Ruislip Northwood Pinner.

Boris Johnson - Conservative MP Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

What they said

Virendra Sharma MP

Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma

Before the vote, MP Virendra Sharma said: "I will not vote for a Brexit blank cheque.

"I consider continued cooperation with the ‘European Medicines Agency’, the ‘European Aviation Safety Agency’ and the ‘European Police Office’ (Europol) essential to British prosperity and security.

"I cannot in good conscience vote to trigger Article 50 while it will threaten people’s jobs, wages and pensions.

"Access to the Single Market and a legal commitment to ensure the labour rights, health and safety protections, consumer rights, and environmental standards we currently enjoy are all key to my political beliefs.

"If we cannot get clarity on our relationship with crucial international institutions then I will not vote to trigger Article 50 without a real plan for the future."

Ruth Cadbury MP -

MP Ruth Cadbury voted against backing Article 50(Image: Tom Moore)

Prior to the vote, MP Ruth Cadbury said: "For the sake of our national and local economy, for our rights at work and as consumers, for our environment, for the sake of EU citizens living and working here and for many other reasons – we have to extract guarantees from the government.

"The British people did not vote to leave the Single Market or the Customs Union.

"Many British jobs depend on our trading relationships with EU countries – 40% of UK exports are to the EU.

"The government must be able to provide clear answers on these issues.

"Right now, not only have they not done so - the Chancellor has gone as far as suggesting the UK without the single market could end the European Social model and become a tax haven – in Jeremy Corbyn’s words this would herald Bargain-Basement Britain."

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