MP Will Quince has resigned as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson as he said he “cannot support” the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement.
Writing in the Telegraph, Mr Quince said: “I wanted to support this Withdrawal Agreement, and I still want to support it, but unless the backstop is addressed to include either an end date or a unilateral exit mechanism, I cannot support it and so am resigning from the Government as a Parliamentary Private Secretary.
“I implore the Prime Minister to go back to the European Union and find another way, to make this Withdrawal Agreement something we can all support.”
The 35-year-old is the latest in a string of politicans to have resigned since the PM unveiled her Brexit plan.
Mrs May had been warned she could be forced out as leader if she pushes on with her Brexit deal, if it is rejected by Parliament.
Eurosceptic and former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith cautioned against Mrs May and her Cabinet deciding to “brazen it out” if MPs vote down her Brexit plan in Parliament on Tuesday
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