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Brexit delay: How did your MP vote?

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

MPs last night voted to ask the EU to delay Brexit beyond the current 29 March departure date.

The government motion passed by 413 to 202 with backing from East Midlands MPs Sir Patrick McLoughlin, Sir Alan Duncan, Anna Soubry, John Mann, Dennis Skinner, Ruth George, Nicky Morgan, Ken Clarke, Alberto Costa, Edward Argar, Chris Leslie, Lilian Greenwood, Margaret Beckett, Toby Perkins and Keith Vaz.

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MPs from our region who voted against the motion included Nigel Mills, Andrew Bridgen, Heather Wheeler, Mark Spencer, Pauline Latham, Maggie Throup, Ben Bradley, Lee Rowley and Robert Jenrick.

You can check how your MP voted on this page.

Did your MP vote to rule out no-deal Brexit?

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

It was another dramatic night in the House of Commons last night as MPs voted to reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances.

East Midlands MPs voting in favour of ruling it out included Dennis Skinner, Liz Kendall, Anna Soubry, Ruth George, Chris Williamson, Margaret Beckett, Keith Vaz, Chris Leslie, Lilian Greenwood and Ken Clarke.

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MPs from our region who voted against the motion included Patrick McLoughlin, Nicky Morgan, Sir Alan Duncan, Edward Argar, Nigel Mills, Andrew Bridgen, Pauline Latham, Maggie Throup, Ben Bradley, Robert Jenrick, Mark Spencer and Lee Rowley.

You can see how your MP voted on this page.

Tonight MPs will regroup to vote on whether to ask the EU for permission to delay Brexit.

Brexit: Liz Kendall on Irish-style option for UK voters
One way to avoid a "Parliamentary fix-up" over Brexit would be an Irish-style "citizens' assembly of ordinary people" to set the questions, say Liz Kendall.

Listen: MPs unite to address NHS funding

Laura Kuenssberg

BBC political editor

Prominent MPs from three parties, including Leicester West's Liz Kendall, have called for a Commons-wide solution to NHS funding.

They are urging the government to convert National Insurance into a specific tax for the NHS.

Ms Kendall said: "It is unusual that there are politicians from three different parties here but I think it shows the degree of determination that we can't let this issue go unaddressed."

Rival MPs call for cross-party NHS plan
Conservative MP Nick Boles, Labour's Liz Kendall and Lib Dem Norman Lamb say political differences should be put aside on the NHS.

MP hails emergency services

Calum McKenzie

BBC News

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Liz Kendall pays tribute to suffragettes during debate

BBC Politics

Several MPs wore tributes to suffragettes during a special House of Commons debate this afternoon to mark 100 years since the law that let women vote for the first time.

Leicester West MP Liz Kendall said "the fight for equality never ends" and called for more rights for female carers.

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Suffragette statue unveiled in Leicester city centre

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A statue of Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins was unveiled in the city's Market Square yesterday.

Around 1,000 people - including Leicester MP Liz Kendall - turned out for the event, which coincided with the centenary of the 1918 act that gave men and women equal rights to vote.

The celebrations included a march from Leicester's Secular Hall and a re-enactment of an Alice Hawkins soapbox speech.

Alice Hawkins statue reveal
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Alice Hawkins march
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Liz Kendall
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You can read more about the shoe factory machinist who led the women's suffrage movement in the city here.

MP slams Johnson's NHS 'publicity stunt'

BBC Radio Leicester

An MP has accused foreign secretary Boris Johnson of putting his own ambitions before the needs of patients and the NHS.

Boris Johnson and Liz Kendall
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Mr Johnson was rebuked by Theresa May on Tuesday for publicly calling for more money for the health service after Brexit.

Liz Kendall, MP for Leicester West, said: "You know this is all about Boris Johnson trying to get headlines because he still wants to be Prime Minister of this country.

"People know it is all about him and that is what, I feel, a lot of people in the NHS will feel aggrieved about".

The BBC understands Mr Johnson did not end up mentioning "specific" amounts of cash at Tuesday's cabinet meeting.