Withdrawal Agreement Votes
According to the motion of 27 February, the defeat of the second significant vote means that the government must immediately submit a request to withdraw from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. The request, which blocked a Brexit without a deal, was made on 13 March.   Two amendments to the proposal were put to a vote: the first, tabled by Caroline Spelman and which in no way categorically rejected the non-deal, was adopted in 312-308; The second, the «Malthouse Compromise,» which supported the so-called «Non-Deal-Managed Brexit,» failed 164-374. Immediately after the announcement of a revised withdrawal agreement on October 17, 2019, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the DUP said they could not support the new agreement.  Two amendments were adopted. The Brady Amendment called on the government to renegotiate Northern Ireland`s backstop. It won 16 votes, backed by the Conservatives and the DUP against other parties in the House of Commons, but 7 Labour MPs backed it and eight Conservative MPs voted against. The Spelman-Dromey amendment expressed the desire of the House of Commons to avoid a Brexit without a deal. It received 8 votes, supported by all other parties except the Conservatives and the DUP, but with the support of 17 Conservative MPs. An amendment to pave the way for a binding law that would not prevent any agreement, the Cooper Boles amendment, failed by 23 votes. Three other amendments also failed.
  The main motion (as amended) was then adopted without division. As they rose to the Westminster Parliamentary Convention, all eight votes were held at the same time, using ballot papers, instead of MPs going through the lobbies to nominate their vote. On 12 February 2019, Theresa May made a statement to the House of Commons on the government`s progress in securing a withdrawal agreement.  On 14 February, a vote on a amendable motion was held as follows: «Let this House welcome the Prime Minister`s statement of 12 February 2019; reaffirms its support for the approach to leaving the EU expressed by this House on 29 January 2019 and notes that discussions between the UK and the EU on the «backstop» are under way. The transitional period from February 1 expires at the end of December 2020.