Caerphilly MP Wayne David has announced he will be voting against Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
The Labour MP’s statement comes as the Prime Minister is hit by a number of cabinet resignations.
Mr David told Caerphilly Observer: “The situation is developing quickly. Theresa May’s Brexit deal must not be supported by Parliament and I will certainly be voting against it.”
In a statement made last night, Wednesday November 14, Mr David said: “The deal is bad news for the British people. It puts in danger the jobs of thousands of people and the prosperity of the country as a whole.”
The Shadow Defence Minister added: “Given the nature of the economy in the Rhymney Valley, it places a huge question mark over the economic strength of the area and threatens the ability of manufacturers to export to the hugely important European market.
Thirdly, Theresa May’s package risks undermining the peace in Northern Ireland by cobbling together a so-called agreement which satisfies no one.”
With 2 resignations so far this morning, and more likely to follow, May’s Brexit deal is surely dead and speculation is growing that her leadership is going to be challenged. The end game?
— Wayne David (@WayneDavid_MP) November 15, 2018
He went on to say: “Theresa May has failed to secure a Brexit deal which is in the interests of the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, the Prime Minister’s only interest has been to keep the Conservative Party together.
“If her agreement is passed by parliament, it will be bad news for my constituents.
“It will undermine jobs and prosperity and will offer little hope for future generations. I will therefore be voting against the Prime Minister’s so-called deal.”