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The 9 MPs Most At Risk From Losing Their Seats By Voting For Article 50

These MPs have small majorities in pro-Remain seats

27/01/2017 16:20 GMT | Updated 27/01/2017 17:32 GMT

In her resignation letter as she quit the Labour’s frontbench, Tulip Siddiq claimed it was her job to represent her pro-Remain constituency in Parliament, not the other way round.

The Hampstead and Kilburn MP is certainly not the only parliamentarian facing the dilemma of whether to abide by the national result and support Brexit measures in the Commons, or reflect how their constituency voted.

Although the referendum was not conducted along constituency lines, analysis of the vote by Dr Chris Hanretty from the University of East Anglia has boiled down the results to local level.

MPs with large majorities have more freedom to vote with their conscience, meaning Brexit-backing Kate Hoey will not fear losing all of 12,708 majority in Vauxhall - despite just 22% of voters in her constituency voting Leave.

However, other MPs thinking about backing the Article 50 Bill may well be worried about their small majorities in pro-Remain seats if May were to call a snap election.

Here are 9 MPs with small majorities considering going against their constituency result in the referendum and backing the Article 50 Bill.

  • Christian Matheson, Labour
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    Chester
    Majority: 93
    EU referendum result: 57% Remain
  • Gavin Barwell, Conservative
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    Croydon Central
    Majority: 165
    EU referendum result: 51% Remain
  • Margaret Greenwood, Labour
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    Wirral West
    Majority: 417
    EU referendum result: 57% Remain
  • Simon Kirby, Conservative
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    Brighton Kemptown
    Majority: 690
    EU Referendum result: 57% Remain
  • David Mundell, Conservative (Scottish Secretary)
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    Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
    Majority: 798
    EU Referendum result: 56% Remain
  • Maria Caulfield, Conservative
    Maria Caulfield
    Lewes
    Majority: 1,083
    EU Referendum result: 53% remain
  • Joan Ryan, Labour
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    Enfield North
    Majority: 1,086
    EU Referendum: 52% remain
  • Tania Mathias, Conservative
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    Twickenham
    Majority: 2,017
    EU Referendum Result: 66% Remain 
  • Craig Williams, Conservative
    Conservatives
    Cardiff North
    Majority: 2,137
    EU Referendum Result: 60% Remain