Island MP Bob Seely. Credit: BBC

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely is not among 17 “rebel” Conservatives to support a cross party-led bid to prevent the suspension of Parliament over Brexit.

However, MPs have today (Thursday) backed the amendment, designed to make it more difficult for the next Prime Minister to suspend the House later this year.

Some were worried that whoever takes over at Number Ten (likely to be front-runner Boris Johnson) could try to bypass the House of Commons, in order to get a no-deal Brexit through by 31 October.

The amendment has passed with a majority of 41, including support from 17 Conservative MPs who defied the government.

Mr Seely voted with the majority of his Conservative colleagues, however, including Boris Johnson who he is supporting in the leadership race.

Mr Seely has told Isle of Wight Radio that he does not necessarily support suspension of parliament, but had not ruled it out.