WHILE the Prime Minister faced another defeat in her Brexit deal this week, she did receive the support from Hexham’s MP.

On Tuesday, MPs voted against Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal by a margin of 149, with a total of 391 against the deal compared to 242 in favour.

Among that minority backing the PM was Hexham’s MP Guy Opperman who has continually supported Theresa May. He said the revised arrangement brought forward this week honoured the result of the referendum held in 2016 and would also protect the economy.

Elsewhere in Northumberland, Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, voted against her party leader, as did Labour politicians Ian Lavery (Wansbeck) and Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley).