Commenting on news that the Tory MP for Plymouth Moor View has said he will vote for the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, Charlotte Holloway, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Plymouth Moor View, has commented:

“Mr Mercer has backed Theresa May’s botched Brexit deal. Many will be left baffled why Mr Mercer is now voting for a deal that he previously voted against.

“Sadly, I fear Mr Mercer’s changeable voting record has more to do with currying favour within the Conservative Party, than about the future of Plymouth.”

“The most disappointing thing about this U-turn from Mr Mercer is that he thinks the people of Plymouth will be hoodwinked by the claim that the deal is somehow better. Not a single word of the Withdrawal Agreement has changed.”