IN a vote which saw 432 MPs go against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, Hexham’s MP Guy Opperman was the only North-East MP to vote in favour.

Following the dramatic result, where MPs rejected the Prime Minister’s Brexit withdrawal agreement with the EU by a margin of 230 votes – the biggest defeat by a sitting government in UK political history ­— Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a vote of no confidence in the government.

Northumberland’s three other MPs – Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Ronnie Campbell, and Ian Lavery, were united in opposition, with only Mr Opperman pledging his support to the Prime Minister.

Mrs Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, resigned from her role as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Department for Education in November, saying she could not support Mrs May’s plans.

In the North-West, Carlisle’s MP John Stevenson and Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart both voted in favour the deal.

But Labour MPs in the North-East rejected it.