Help persuade these 23 Remain voting MPs to oppose Article 50

PUBLISHED: 17:59 28 January 2017 | UPDATED: 15:43 29 January 2017

(Jamie Street)

(Jamie Street)

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Many of them – a majority in fact – did not want the UK to leave the European Union, and many represent constituencies which also strongly voted against Brexit.

And yet, because their parties are insisting on a whipped vote on the issue, and because of the false mantra that the current version of Brexit somehow represents the “will of the people”, many of those MPs are now under intense pressure to approve the triggering of Article 50.

But we want to challenge that mantra, to show that there is not unanimity in the country for this course of action and to steer Britain away from the consequences of an ultra Hard Brexit.

Readers can help do that, by lobbying the MPs listed here. We have identified them not because we believe them to be hypocrites or because we think they are bad at their jobs.

Rather, we have selected them because they all backed Remain and represent constituencies which also backed Remain. And, crucially, they are all in marginal constituencies, so are going to be the most receptive to the lobbying of their voters.

All those we list here have majorities far smaller than Zac Goldsmith, the Tory leaver toppled by an anti-Brexit candidate. These MPs must know that the ‘will of their people’, is anti-Brexit and worth heeding.

Last week in The New European Professor AC Grayling sent out a rallying cry to the 48% to organise and resist. He said: “The best way to stop Brexit is for our MPs to vote it down in Parliament. Write to your MP and all MPs, and keep writing.

“MPs will tell you that their staff simply bin letters and emails when there are too many of them on the same subject. Do not let that deter you. Keep writing and emailing until those bins are so repeatedly full every day, and those email inboxes are so overflowing every day, day after day without cease, that they have to sit up and take notice of the very real, very deep, very persistent and passionate opposition to Brexit around the country.”

We hope that some on this list – and others without the pressures of small majorities – will defy their parties and oppose Article 50 for the good of the people they directly represent and the wider public.

Some are calling for a final vote to be held at the end of any Brexit negotiations – and that is admirable – but the time for action is now.

MP: Mary Robinson, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Cheadle

BREXIT RESULT: 52.3% Remain

MAJORITY: 6,453

TWITTER: @maryrobinson01

EMAIL: mary.robinson.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Alex Chalk, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Cheltenham

BREXIT RESULT: 56.2% Remain

MAJORITY: 6,516

TWITTER: @alexchalkchelt

EMAIL: alex.chalk.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Andy Slaughter, Labour

CONSTITUENCY: Hammersmith

BREXIT RESULT: 70% Remain

MAJORITY: 6,518

TWITTER: @hammersmithandy

EMAIL: slaughtera@parliament.uk

MP: Rob Wilson, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Reading East

BREXIT RESULT: 58% Remain

MAJORITY: 6,520

TWITTER: @robwilson_rdg

EMAIL: robwilsonmp@parliament.uk

MP: Alok Sharma, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Reading West

BREXIT RESULT: 58% Remain

MAJORITY: 6,650

TWITTER: @aloksharma_rdg

EMAIL: alok.sharma.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Gavin Barwell, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Croydon Central

BREXIT RESULT: 54.3% Remain

MAJORITY: 165

TWITTER: @GavinBarwellMP

EMAIL: gavin.barwell.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Margaret Greenwood, Labour

CONSTITUENCY: Wirral West

BREXIT RESULT: 51.7% Remain

MAJORITY: 417

TWITTER: @MGreenwoodWW

EMAIL: margaret.greenwood.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Ruth Cadbury, Labour

CONSTITUENCY: Brentford and Isleworth

BREXIT RESULT: 51.1 Remain

MAJORITY: 465

TWITTER: @ruthcadbury

EMAIL: ruth.cadbury.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Wes Streeting, Labour

CONSTITUENCY: Ilford North

BREXIT RESULT: 54% Remain

MAJORITY: 589

TWITTER: @wesstreeting

EMAIL: wes.streeting.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Simon Kirby, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Brighton Kemptown

BREXIT RESULT: 68.6% Remain

MAJORITY: 690

TWITTER: @simonkirbymp

EMAIL: simon.kirby.mp@parliament.uk

MP: David Mundell, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale

BREXIT RESULT: 53.1% Remain

MAJORITY: 798

TWITTER: @davidmundelldct

EMAIL: david.mundell.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Joan Ryan, Labour

CONSTITUENCY: Enfield North

BREXIT RESULT: 55.8% Remain

MAJORITY: 1,086

TWITTER: @joanryanenfield

EMAIL: joan.ryan.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Tania Mathias, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Twickenham

BREXIT RESULT: 69.3% Remain

MAJORITY: 2,017

TWITTER: @tania_mathias

EMAIL: drtania.mathias.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Craig Williams, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Cardiff North

BREXIT RESULT: 60% Remain

MAJORITY: 2,137

TWITTER: @craig4cardiffn

EMAIL: craig.williams.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Gareth Thomas, Labour

CONSTITUENCY: Harrow West

BREXIT RESULT: 54.6% Remain

MAJORITY: 2,208

TWITTER: @gareththomasmp

EMAIL: thomasgr@parliament.uk

MP: Clive Efford, Labour

CONSTITUENCY: Eltham

BREXIT RESULT: 55.6% Remain

MAJORITY: 2,693

TWITTER: @cliveefford

EMAIL: effordc@parliament.uk

MP: James Berry, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Kingston & Surbiton

BREXIT RESULT: 61.6% Remain

MAJORITY: 2,834

TWITTER: @jamesberrymp

EMAIL: james.berry.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Ben Howlett, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Bath

BREXIT RESULT: 57.9% Remain

MAJORITY: 3,833

TWITTER: @ben4bath

EMAIL: ben.howlett.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Chloe Smith, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Norwich North

BREXIT RESULT: 56.2% Remain

MAJORITY: 4,463

TWITTER: @norwichchloe

EMAIL: chloe@chloesmith.org.uk

MP: Alison McGovern, Labour

CONSTITUENCY: Wirral South

BREXIT RESULT: 51.7% Remain

MAJORITY: 4,599

TWITTER: @alison_mcgovern

EMAIL: alison.mcgovern.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Neil Carmichael, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Stroud

BREXIT RESULT: 54.6%

MAJORITY: 4,866

TWITTER: @stroud_neil

EMAIL: neil.carmichael.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Jo Stevens, Labour

CONSTITUENCY: Cardiff Central

BREXIT RESULT: 60%

MAJORITY: 4,981

TWITTER: @jostevenslabour

EMAIL: jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk

MP: Mike Freer, Conservative

CONSTITUENCY: Finchley & Golders Green

BREXIT RESULT: 62.2% Remain

MAJORITY: 5,662

TWITTER: @mikefreermp

EMAIL: mike.freer.mp@parliament.uk

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