Aided by the Speaker of the House of Commons, MP’s put forward a motion to take over business in the house on 25th June. The time was to be used to present a bill worded to prevent a no deal Brexit on 31st October 2019.
The motion was defeated 309 to 298.
A similar motion was passed in early 2019 paving the way for the Cooper/Letwin Bill which was fast tracked through the House and forced the PM to request an extension to the UK’s membership of the EU.
This defeat adds weight to Boris Johnson’s campaign to be the next Leader of the Conservatives and next PM of the UK.