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Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn’t and who is still on the fence?

16 February 2016

3:44 PM

16 February 2016

3:44 PM

David Cameron has claimed his deal with the EU gives Britain ‘special status’. The PM has also said Brexit would be a ‘leap in the dark’ but with the high-profile loss of Michael Gove and Boris Johnson to the out campaign, it seems that not all Conservative MPs agree with him. Who are the other Tories who have turned their back on the PM? And which of David Cameron’s party colleagues have voiced their approval for staying in the EU? Here The Spectator has put together a list of every Conservative MP – showing who is in, out, or yet to make up their mind about the big question of Europe.

So far, 17 members of the Cabinet—or 78 per cent—have said they want Britain to stay in Europe, whilst five—or 22 per cent—want out

It’s a mixed bag amongst Tory Ministers, too, with 48—or 71 per cent—opting ‘In’, 12—or 17 per cent—for ‘Out’ and 3 MPs yet to say.

And there are 112 MPs on the backbenches who are backing the Prime Minister, 120 MPs who want ‘Out’ and 14 backbench Conservative MPs who are yet to say for certain which way they intend to vote.

CABINET

IN (17):

David Cameron, George Osborne, Philip Hammond, Sajid Javid, Michael Fallon, Justine Greening, Jeremy Hunt, Nicky Morgan, Oliver Letwin, Amber Rudd, Stephen Crabb, Mark Harper, Greg Clark, Theresa May, Patrick McLoughlin, David Mundell, Liz Truss

OUT (5):

Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Gove, Chris Grayling, Theresa Villiers, John Whittingdale



MINISTERS

IN (50):

Harriett Baldwin, Gavin Barwell, Nick Boles, Robert Buckland, Alistair Burt, Karen Bradley, Therese Coffey, Jane Ellison, George Freeman, David Gauke, Nick Gibb, Robert Goodwill, Sam Gyimah, Ben Gummer, Robert Halfon, Greg Hands, Matthew Hancock, Richard Harrington, Mark Harper, Nick Hurd, Jo Johnson, Brandon Lewis, David Lidington, Sarah Newton, John Penrose, Claire Perry, Anna Soubry, Hugo Swire, Edward Timpson, Ed Vaizey, Ben Wallace, Jeremy Wright, James Brokenshire, Alun Cairns, Philip Dunne, Tobias Ellwood, Charlie Elphicke, Damian Hinds, Andrew Jones, Marcus Jones, Guy Opperman, Andrew Selous, Shailesh Vara, Rob Wilson, Caroline Dinenage, David Evennett, George Hollingbery, Rory Stewart, Mark Lancaster, Anne Milton

OUT (12):

James Duddridge, George Eustice, Mark Francois, Andrea Leadsom, Priti Patel, Dominic Raab, James Wharton, Penny Mordaunt, Julian Brazier, Mike Penning, Desmond Swayne, Justin Tomlinson

UNKNOWN (1):

Tracey Crouch

 

BACKBENCHERS

IN (119) :

Peter Aldous, Heidi Allen, Edward Argar, Victoria Atkins, Guto Bebb, James Berry, Richard Benyon, Paul Beresford, Jake Berry, Nicola Blackwood, Peter Bottomley, Simon Burns, Steve Brine, Neil Carmichael, James Cartlidge, Ken Clarke, Alberto Costa, Alex Chalk, Jo Churchill, Damian Collins, Oliver Colville, Byron Davies, Jonathan Djangoly, Oliver Dowden, Flick Drummond, Michael Ellis, Graham Evans, Mark Field, Kevin Foster, Lucy Frazer, Edward Garnier, Mark Garnier, Richard Graham, Damian Green, Dominic Grieve, Luke Hall, Stephen Hammond, Simon Hart, Alan Haslehurst, Oliver Heald, John Howell, Peter Heaton-Jones, Nick Herbert, Kevin Hollinrake, Ben Howlett, Nigel Huddleston, Margot James, Robert Jenrick, Julian Knight, Simon Kirby, Jeremy Lefroy, Tania Mathias, Maria Miller, David Morris, Robert Neill, Caroline Nokes, Neil Parish, Mark Pawsey, Chris Philp, Dan Poulter, Mark Prisk, Mark Pritchard, Jeremy Quin, Alok Sharma, Keith Simpson, Chloe Smith, Chris Skidmore, Nicholas Soames, Caroline Spelman, Mark Spencer, Gary Streeter, Mel Stride, Victoria Prentis, Eric Pickles, Matt Warman, Helen Whately, Chris White, Craig Whittaker, Craig Williams, Gavin Williamson, Simon Hoare, Mike Freer, Roger Gale, John Glen, Helen Grant, Andrew Griffiths, Alan Mak, James Morris, David Mowat, Alec Shelbrooke, Julian Smith, Maggie Throup, Graham Stuart, Antoinette Sandbach, Amanda Milling, David Mackintosh, Angela Watkinson, Tom Tugendhat, Michelle Donelan, Alan Duncan, Robin Walker, Seema Kennedy, Mark Menzies, Johnny Mercer, Rebecca Pow, Mary Robinson, David Rutley, Sarah Wollaston, Andrew Tyrie, Andrew Mitchell, Phillip Lee, John Stevenson, Jackie Doyle-Price, James Heappey, Huw Merriman, Wendy Morton, Grant Shapps, Amanda Solloway, David Tredinnick

OUT (127):

Nigel Adams, Adam Afriyie, Lucy Allan, David Amess, Stuart Andrew,
Richard Bacon, Steve Baker, John Baron, Bob Blackman, Victoria Borwick, Graham Brady, Andrew Bridgen, Fiona Bruce, Peter Bone, Conor Burns, David Burrowes, William Cash, Maria Caulfield, Christopher Chope, James Cleverly, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey Cox, Chris Davies, David Davies, James Davies, Mims Davies, Philip Davies, David Davis, Nadine Dorries, Steve Double, Richard Drax, Nigel Evans, Michael Fabricant, Marcus Fysh, Liam Fox, Richard Fuller, Nusrat Ghani, Zac Goldsmith, Cheryl Gillan, James Gray, Chris Green,Rebecca Harris, Gordon Henderson, Chris Heaton-Harris, Philip Hollobone, Adam Holloway, Kris Hopkins, Gerald Howarth, Stewart Jackson, Ranil Jayawardena, Bernard Jenkin, Andrea Jenkyns, Boris Johnson, Jonathan Lord, Gareth Johnson, David Jones, Daniel Kawczynski, Greg Knight, Kwasi Kwarteng, Edward Leigh, Jack Lopresti,  Peter Lilley, Julian Lewis, Tim Loughton, Karen Lumley, Jason McCartney, Karl McCartney, Stephen McPartland, Stephen Phillips, Craig Mackinlay, Anne Main, Scott Mann, Anne Marie Morris, Sheryll Murray, Andrew Murrison, David Nuttall, Owen Paterson, Andrew Percy, Tom Pursglove, Will Quince, John Redwood, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Laurence Robertson, Andrew Rosindell, Paul Scully, Henry Smith, Royston Smith, Andrew Stephenson, Iain Stewart, Robert Syms, Kelly Tolhurst, Michael Tomlinson, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Rishi Sunak, Andrew Turner, Craig Tracey, Martin Vickers, Charles Walker, David Warburton, Heather Wheeler, Bill Wiggin, William Wragg, Nadhim Zahawi, Stephen Barclay, Henry Bellingham, Andrew Bingham, Suella Fernandes, Nigel Mills, Matthew Offord, Julian Sturdy, Derek Thomas, Mike Wood, Kit Malthouse, John Hayes, Crispin Blunt, Rehman Chishti, Glyn Davies, Paul Maynard, Christopher Pincher, Eleanor Laing, Pauline Latham, Charlotte Leslie, Ian Liddell-Grainger, Bob Stewart, Caroline Ansell

UNKNOWN (1):

Jesse Norman

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