Norwich MP Clive Lewis to live stream public meeting on Brexit vote tonight

Jeremy Corbyn and Clive Lewis. Photo: Stuart Goodman

Jeremy Corbyn and Clive Lewis. Photo: Stuart Goodman - Credit: Archant

Norwich MP Clive Lewis is expected to address a full-capacity public meeting tonight about how he will vote for a parliamentary bill which would give Theresa May permission to trigger Article 50, and start Britain's exit from the European Union.

Constituents who have written to the shadow business secretary about the issue, which will return to the House of Commons next week, were invited to the meeting ahead of the bill which returns to parliament next week.

MPs will be given another vote about whether to give the go-ahead to a bill which will give the green light to the Prime Minister to hand in Britain's notice of departure.

Mr Lewis' office said they the MP had been delighted with the interest in the meeting which was now 'sold out' and likely to have around 200 attendees.

People will only be able to attend if they have previously contacted his office.


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'To meet with the safety requirements of the venue, we won't be able to admit anyone who hasn't already let us know that they are coming. 'However, there is a way that everyone can follow this evening's events and contribute their views,' a spokesman for Mr Lewis said.

The Norwich South MP's remarks will be live streamed on his Facebook page from 6.30pm.

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Mr Lewis voted for the bill to proceed to a second reading on Wednesday. MPs will be able to make detailed changes to the bill on Tuesday and Wednesday, and there will be a second vote on Wednesday night.

He has previously indicated that if he thinks there is a 'cliff edge' Brexit on the table, he will not vote for Article 50 to be triggered.

He has indicated that he could be willing to leave the shadow cabinet if leader Jeremy Corbyn imposes a three-line whip.

You can follow the event at www.facebook.com/labourclivelewis. He also urged people to contact him by email clive@clivelewis.org.

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