The Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely has voted in favour of the government’s EU repeal Bill
The so-called Great Repeal Bill will see the transfer of thousands of EU laws into UK Legislation, following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
Officially known as the EU Withdrawal Bill, it was approved at Second Reading by 326 votes to 290.
Opponents say the bill will give sweeping powers to ministers, but the government’s majority was higher than forecast.
Theresa May had expressed confidence that the crucial piece of Brexit legislation would get through Parliament.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had been urging MPs to vote against the Repeal Bill, concerned it would hand ministers too much power.
The Island MP, Bob Seely has tweeted:
Delighted we got repeal bill thru Second Reading. Respecting the people’s will, not ignoring it.https://t.co/FxkD53Puzk
— Bob Seely MP (@IoWBobSeely) September 12, 2017
No Conservatives voted against it, but seven Labour MPs defied Jeremy Corbyn’s order to oppose the bill.
The bill, which will end the supremacy of EU law in the UK, now moves onto its next parliamentary stage, with MPs proposing amendments. 157 alterations are expected to be suggested.
Some Tories have even threatened to oppose the Bill’s “third reading” in the coming weeks.