MPS from the area bucked the trend from the overwhelming majority by backing prime minister’s Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Last night (Tuesday) the House of Commons voted emphatically to reject the PM’s withdrawal agreement by 432 votes to 202 prompting a motion of no confidence from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Kit Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire, voted in favour of the deal, after campaigning to leave the EU before the referendum.

Speaking to the Advertiser last month, Mr Malthouse said that he would back the declaration as it was the “best available path” to achieve Brexit and maintain good relations with neighbouring countries “at the lowest possible cost to our economy”.

The MP also dismissed notions of a second referendum, or cancelling Brexit all together, as a “dangerous assault on the core of our democracy.”

Also in support of the deal MP for Devizes Claire Perry, along with minister for immigration Caroline Nokes, MP for Romsey and Southampton North.

During the debate yesterday all three also voted against MP for Basildon and Billericay John Baron’s amendment to give the UK the right to terminate the Northern Ireland backstop without the agreement of the EU.

Despite the defeat being by far the worst suffered by any government in a meaningful division since the First World War Mrs May has made it clear she intends to stay and is setting out plans to talk to senior MPs from parties across the Commons in hope of finding solutions.