November 23, 2020

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UK coronavirus live: nearly 500 further deaths in 24 hours; MPs pass English lockdown rules by 516 votes to 38

Latest updates: UK records 492 further deaths – up from 397 yesterday; lockdown rules pass Commons but 34 Conservatives rebel

6.16pm GMT

We’ve just finished two weeks of intensive talks with the EU.

Progress made, but I agree with @MichelBarnier that wide divergences remain on some core issues. We continue to work to find solutions that fully respect UK sovereignty.

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5.46pm GMT

According to HuffPost’s Paul Waugh, 21 Conservatives in total abstained.

CONFIRMED Theresa May was one of 21 Tory MPs to abstain

A further 32 Tory MPs, plus 2 tellers, voted against the lockdown regulations.

That’s a quite a rebellion in total: 55 Conservatives refused to back @BorisJohnson new restrictions.

Five of the Tories were paired, so rebellion looks like 50

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