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Theresa May urges MPs to back her Brexit deal for the good of their constituents

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Theresa May has called on Tory MPs to ditch their misgivings about her Brexit deal and support it for the good of their constituents.

The Prime Minister said she picked up growing support for the withdrawal agreement among members of the public as she toured the UK in recent days.

Mrs May is facing the prospect of a heavy defeat when the deal comes before the Commons on 11 December, with 100 Tory MPs now stating publicly that they will vote against it.

But speaking to reporters on her flight to Buenos Aires for the G20 summit, Mrs May said ordinary voters just want politicians to get in with implementing the result of the 2016 referendum.

She said: "We haven't had the vote yet. Let's focus on the deal that we have negotiated with the EU, a deal which is good for the UK and good for their constituents.

"I think every MP needs to consider the importance of delivering on the Brexit vote together with the importance of doing that in a way that is good for their constituents."

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister will tell fellow leaders at the G20 that Brexit will be good for the global economy.

"For the first time in more than four decades, the UK will have an independent trade policy," she will say.

"We will play a full and active role on trade on the global stage, working with friends new and old, at a time of unprecedented global inter-connectedness."

In a boost for Mrs May, Liam Fox will today become the latest Cabinet Brexiteer to call on MPs to support her deal.

He will say: "The withdrawal agreement and the political declaration will not please everyone, and we have had some tough choices to make.

"Choices which many in parliament, on both sides of the House, are yet to face up to.

"But the deal we’ve reached will give us a firm and stable base on which to leave the EU and build this country’s global future, a future that still encompasses Europe, of course, but also the wide, fast-growing markets beyond, with all the opportunity that entails."

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