House of Commons
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES REJECTS WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT AND POLITICAL DECLARATION
EDM #1903
Tabled 06 December 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes the historic vote in the National Assembly for Wales on 4 December 2018 to reject the UK Government's Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration; recognises that the National Assembly for Wales was the first Parliament in the UK to express that view, followed by the Scottish Parliament on 5 December 2018; further notes that the Labour Welsh Government had originally tabled its own motion but chose to support the Plaid Cymru amendment, which rejected the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, called for the UK to stay in the European Single Market and Customs Union and advocated the extension of Article 50; observes that the amended motion passed by 34 votes to 16 with no abstentions; regrets the decision of the Labour Party not to support Plaid Cymru's People's Vote amendment; urges the UK Government to listen to the clear message from the National Assembly for Wales that the Brexit deal will damage the economy of Wales; and calls on the UK Government to extend Article 50, to renegotiate continued membership of the EU Single Market and Customs Union and to put those matters to a People's Vote.