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Summary

  1. MPs vote for government motion to seek delay to Brexit by 413 to 202
  2. It comes after MPs reject the UK leaving the EU without a deal by 321 to 278 votes on Wednesday
  3. Theresa May is to make a third attempt to get her deal through Parliament in the next week
  4. Speaker John Bercow blocks amendment on rejecting a second referendum - prompting anger from Brexiteers
  5. Labour abstains on an amendment calling for another referendum

Live Reporting

By Kate Whannel, Richard Morris, Sophie Morris, Alex Kleiderman and Paul Seddon

All times stated are UK

  1. SNP MP on 'sad state of affairs'

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    Stephen Gethins

    SNP MP Stephen Gethins says there is "chaos and confusion at the heart of government but also at the heart of the Labour Party".

    "When you have a government that is so utterly divided and a Labour Party that continues to sit on its hands, it is a sorry, sad state of affairs," he adds.

    He says the prime minister should have engaged with other parties rather than just the DUP and what he describes as "the headbanger wing" of the Conservative Party.

  2. 41 Labour MPs defy whip on second referendum amendment

    Chart showing the breakdown of votes by party on the second referendum amendment, with 333 voting against, 224 who did not vote and 84 MPs who voted for it
  3. In pictures: Government wins vote

    The scenes inside - and outside Parliament - as MPs vote to extend Article 50 and delay Brexit beyond 29 March.

    Inside the Commons as the vote is announced
    John Bercow announces the result of the vote
    The scene outside Parliament
  4. Discussion of Article 50 motion concludes

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    With the conclusion of the votes on the government's motion to seek an extension of Article 50, the Commons has moved on to other things. Conservative MP Justine Greening is introducing her adjournment debate on the housing provider A2Dominion.

  5. Fresh Brexit referendum 'emphatically rejected'

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    Matt Hancock

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the idea of another referendum was "emphatically rejected".

    He said MPs had increasingly made clear what they did not want and added that they now had to chose between a no-deal Brexit and the prime minister's deal.

    He also denied that there had been a row at this morning's cabinet over the issue.

    "If anything it was cathartic," he said.

  6. EU: Delay needs agreement of all member states

    The EU Commission says it will "take note" of tonight's votes but that a request for an extension of Article 50 will require the unanimous agreement of all 27 member states.

    "It will be for the European Council to consider such a request, giving priority to the need to ensure the functioning of the EU institutions and taking into account the reasons for and duration of a possible extension," they said.

  7. SNP's Blackford attacks Labour over referendum vote

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Ian Blackford

    The SNP's Westminster Leader Ian Blackford says the UK was in a "crisis" - just two weeks away from potentially "crashing out" of the EU.

    Raising a point of order he asks how the Commons can get back the Trade Bill from the Lords, where it has suffered a few defeats and has now changed, before Brexit happens.

    He also accuses the Labour Party of "utter hypocrisy" over another referendum.

    Commons Speaker Mr Bercow says that the Trade Bill will come back when the Lords are finished considering it.

  8. Corbyn: Public vote an 'option to break deadlock'

    Points of Order

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Jeremy Corbyn

    Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn says the prime minister should accept that her deal and no deal are "no longer viable options".

    He urges Theresa May to bring forward the necessary legislation to amend the date of Brexit.

    He says Labour has a plan for the UK to leave the EU but also reiterates his support for a public vote on the issue, "not as political point-scoring but as a realistic option to break the deadlock".

    Labour abstained on a vote earlier calling for another referendum - arguing that now was not the right time for a fresh vote.

  9. Large majority in favour of extending Article 50

    chart showing that 412 MPs voted in favour of extending article 50 and delaying Brexit, with 202 voting against
  10. What does the vote to delay Brexit mean?

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    Parliament

    MPs have voted in favour of the government's motion to extend Article 50 and delay Brexit beyond 29 March.

    The government will now seek permission from the EU to delay Brexit beyond this point.

    The motion states that Article 50 will be extended until 30 June, if MPs approve the prime minister's deal by 20 March.

    If an agreement on a deal is not reached by the 20 March, the government will seek a more substantial extension, but the EU would have to agree to this and set the terms.

  11. BreakingMPs vote to delay Brexit beyond 29 March

    Article 50 Debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    MPs have backed the government's motion to seek to extend Article 50 and delay Brexit beyond 29 March by 412 votes to 202 - a majority of 210.

  12. Still 'enormous' amount of work to pass deal

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    Sam Coates and Katy Balls

    Sam Coates of The Times tells the BBC that the government still has an "enormous" amount of work to overturn 75 Conservative votes on the withdrawal agreement. But, he adds, the government is still in control for now.

    Katy Balls of The Spectator says that the EU may propose an "unfavourable" long extension, which may well trigger some MPs to voting for the deal.

    Mr Coates adds that what is happening now is a "consequence" of decisions made at the beginning of Mrs May's premiership, when she refused to work across party lines on Brexit.