Live: MPs to vote on alternative Brexit plans

MPs are set to stage a series of “indicative votes” on alternatives to Theresa May’s Brexit plan this evening.

Commons Speaker John Bercow has selected eight of the 16 Brexit alternative proposals to be considered.

The House will be suspended from around 7pm ahead of voting, with the results due from around 9.30pm.

Here’s the latest from Westminster:

3.40pm

John Bercow selected just eight out of the 16 Brexit options tabled by MPs for a vote, turning down proposals to demand a unilateral right to leave the Northern Irish “backstop” or to require automatic revocation of Article 50 if no deal is reached.

He did not select the Malthouse Compromise Plan A drawn up by backbenchers from Leave and Remain wings of the Tory Party, which would have implemented Theresa May’s deal with the backstop replaced by alternative arrangements.

3.30pm

MPs have supported the arrangements for the indicative vote process by 331 votes to 287, majority 44.

Speaker John Bercow has selected eight of the 16 Brexit alternative proposals to be considered.

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