Withdrawal Agreement Commons Vote
“With the heaviest heart, I cannot vote with my party today, but I will always give the first place to my constituents.” The agreement defines the goods, services and associated processes. It argues that any goods or services lawfully placed on the market before leaving the Union may continue to be made available to consumers in the United Kingdom or in the Member States of the Union (Articles 40 and 41). Two amendments were adopted. An amendment aimed at a joint commitment by the UK and the EU to citizens` rights was adopted without division. An amendment setting the timetable for further significant votes in March 2019 was adopted by 502 votes to 20. The main motion (as amended) was then adopted without division.  An attempt by the Liberal Democrats to create a right of appeal against decisions on regulated status was rejected by a vote of 343 to 251, as was a similar amendment by the SNP. After losing the third vote and the passage of the Cooper-Letwin Bill at third reading by a vote of 313 to 312, May and her cabinet considered the possibility of sending the withdrawal agreement back to Parliament for a fourth vote.  In mid-May, May said she would present the withdrawal agreement to Parliament in the first week of June.
 Due to her strong opposition to the new deal, May postponed publication from May 24 to June 4 and subsequently resigned as prime minister.  The second (Amendment 20) concerns the taking of note of the Sewel Agreement, which ensures that the UK Parliament cannot legislate on decentralised matters without the consent of the decentralised legislator. Members voted with 239 votes in favour and 235 against, so the amendment was made. The significant vote took place on January 15, 2019 in the House of Commons.  The vote was originally scheduled to take place on December 11, 2018, but on December 10, May postponed it because it became clear that the government`s Brexit deal would be rejected.   Section 13 of the 2018 Act required the government to make a neutral request in response to the Prime Minister`s written statements of January 21 and 24 setting out his “Plan B.” In accordance with Dominic Grieve`s “three-day amendment” to the parliamentary calendar, this motion was tabled on the 21st. January (three sitting days after the rejection of the draft Withdrawal Agreement by MEPs) and put to the vote on 29 January 2019. It took the form of a resolution that the House of Commons had “taken into account” in the Prime Minister`s statements.
This neutral motion was amended and, prior to the vote on the main motion, the House of Commons voted on seven amendments proposed by Members and chosen by the Speaker.  Corbyn admitted during Friday`s debate that voters had signaled that they wanted to end the Brexit impasse, saying Labour would “respect this decision and move on.” .