MEMBERS of Parliament from the region have given their views on the momentous Brexit developments in Westminster.

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was trounced by 432 votes to 202 in a House of Commons vote yesterday (Tuesday, January 15).

The 230–vote margin is the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.

The deal set out the proposed terms of Britain's exit from the EU on March 29.

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn's motion of no confidence in Mrs May is being debated in the house this afternoon (Wednesday, January 16) before the vote ay 7pm.

North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson last night voted against the deal, and called it a "betrayal of what the people voted for".

Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach voted for the agreement to "deliver my commitment to constituents to try to implement Brexit", despite her reservations about the deal.

"While it is not perfect, it is good enough and the deal deserved to pass.

"The Labour Party has completely shirked its responsibility to act in the national interest and instead sought to play party politics at every juncture. Jeremy Corbyn’s willingness to put his own ambition above the interests of the nation demonstrate clearly why he should never be allowed to lead this country.

Ms Sandbach added that the deal had been "undermined by hard-line Brexiteers trying to force a no-deal Brexit on the UK in flagrant breach of their previous promises".

"On Tuesday they demonstrated just how irresponsible they are, by voting against a good deal and risking economic chaos by trying to force a no-deal Brexit on the UK.

"In light of their behaviour and the vote in Parliament all MPs must now consider how to move forward.

"Parliament must act on a cross-party basis to protect the UK’s interests and try to deliver an achievable compromise on Brexit. My view is that a Common Market 2.0 style deal could win a majority in Parliament and that it sets out a workable compromise which respects the closeness of the 2016 referendum.

"If hard-line Brexiteers continue to obstruct any viable compromise all other options must be on the table. It is vital that Parliament unites without delay otherwise the risk of a no-deal Brexit would force many MPs into backing a potentially divisive second referendum," she added.

"No deal would be catastrophic for this country, our economy and jobs in my community. It would be a hammer blow to hard-pressed farmers and would destroy the high paid jobs in pharmaceuticals, chemicals and many other industries. Despite my fears for a second referendum, if pressed to choose, I would have to back it over no deal."

The country had not reached that point, she said, adding that she planned to continue to support the deal.

"However this defeat has made clear that other options for Brexit must be examined. I set out in detail why Common Market 2.0 – also known as a Norway/EEA style deal – would work for the country here," she added.

"There will be some who say this does not deliver Brexit and others who demand any one of a hundred other options ranging from staying in the EU to leaving without a deal. My support for Common Market 2.0 is a hard-headed assessment of what has a chance of success in Parliament and the country.

"If you have not done so already, please do complete my Brexit survey as I want to put my constituents at the centre of my decision making in the next few weeks.

"Regardless of where the next few weeks lead, please rest assured I will act in the interests of our community and country at all times."

Susan Elan Jones, Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, said that around 80 per cent of letters in her postbag were people who had voted to leave or remain, but opposed to the prime minister's Brexit deal.

"I think it's exactly right that we have got a vote of no confidence today. I think there's an awful lot of confusion about what happens now.

Ms Elan Jones added that there should be a general election followed by a second referendum – or a referendum if there is no election.

Glyn Davies, MP for Montgomeryshire, said that he had "never known a night in the House of Commons as dramatic as Tuesday night".

"I voted for the Government’s Withdrawal Agreement, as I have always said I would. While I expected to lose this week’s vote, I did not expect a defeat by the astonishing 230, he added.

"It’s clear to me that leaving on anything based on the defeated proposition is not going to happen. Many MPs and constituents believe the UK should leave without a deal.

" I’ve been trying to explain to those constituents would advocate this that it is not going to happen - because a majority of MPs across the House plus the Speaker are openly determined that it shouldn’t be.

Mr Davies added that he remained "totally opposed to another divisive referendum which would create more division and resolve nothing".

"Personally, I will now support what’s referred to as a Norway Plus option. The reality is that currently, I do not know how the current chaos will be resolved. No-one does. I can only hope and work for a resolution over the next few days," he said.