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Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq 'considering' voting against "Brexit bill"

PUBLISHED: 19:20 19 August 2016 | UPDATED: 22:27 19 August 2016

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq

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Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has said she is considering voting against the so-called "Brexit bill" when it comes before Parliament.

Ms Siddiq made her comments in a radio interview with BBC’s World at One programme yesterday.

She said: “It is something I am considering not supporting and voting against because 75 per cent of the population in Hampstead and Kilburn voted to remain.

“If I’m representing the wishes of my constituents I have to make a decision accordingly, and that’s how I’ll vote.

“There are definitely things to consider about democracy and elections. I don’t want to run another referendum.”

The bill will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and trigger Article 50 - the process to take the UK out of the European Union.

Immediately after the referendum in June, Ms Siddiq said she was taking legal advice about whether she could vote against the bill, and said yesterday that some of her constituents had offered help.

She said: “My constituency Hampstead and Kilburn is full of lawyers. I had quite a few helpful emails from people saying, “We can help talk you through this”.

Ms Siddiq is the third north London Labour MP to say she could be prepared to vote against the Brexit bill, following Tottenham MP David Lammy and Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West.

Ms West said it was “highly unlikely” that a bill negotiated by Boris Johnson would be agreeable to her or to the majority of her constituents, and that she was therefore “almost completely certain” she would vote against it.

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