The shock admission from Remain-backing Labour MP David Hanson comes just three days before the crucial Brexit vote in the House of Commons. Speaking to LBC’s Matt Frei, the MP said that he was elected by a leave constituency but will not take their views into account on Brexit. Mr Hanson is the MP for Delyn, which backed Leave with a margin of 56 percent in 2016.
However, the Remainer politician openly dismissed this and laid out his promise to revoke Article 50 and cancel the Brexit referendum result.
He admitted he is prepared to “lose his seat” in order to support cancelling Brexit.
Mr Hanson told Frei there “is scope” for Labour MPs to join with likeminded pro-EU Tories in order to secure a Remain majority in the Commons.
When pressed on whether he would support revoking Article 50, the pro-EU politician said: “Absolutely, I would do what’s right.
“I’m in a leave constituency, but I would do what’s right.
“If it means that at a general election I lose my seat because of it, that’s fine.
“I’ll do what the right thing is, and the right thing for me is to make sure we don’t crash out with no deal.”
He added: “I am taking this one step at a time. I have voted against no deal, I will vote against her deal and then I will vote for other options to take place after redoing Article 50.
“Retraction of A50 is what we need most. We need more time.”
Mr Hanson went on to attack Theresa May for refusing to meet with opposition MPs in order to reach a cross-party Brexit consensus.
He said that this week was the first time the Prime Minister had requested a meeting with him.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said today that blocking Brexit would cause the 17 million people who voted for Brexit to feel “cheated”.
MPs are widely expected to reject the deal, negotiated between the EU and UK, with more than 100 Conservative MPs among those opposing it.