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Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has branded support from Luke Graham MP for Theresa May’s Brexit deal “unforgiveable” – claiming it puts jobs, businesses and livelihoods at risk across her constituency. 

On Tuesday night in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister was left humiliated after suffering the largest defeat for any government in modern history, as MPs rejected the EU withdrawal bill by 230 votes. 

Luke Graham MP, who is elected to represent the Ochil & South Perthshire Constituency in Westminster (which covers much of Ms Cunningham's Perthshire South & Kinross-shire Scottish Parliament constituency), chose to back the Bill despite grave concerns about the impact on the local economy and the 61.1% of people in the Perth & Kinross Council area who voted to Remain. 

With Theresa May’s proposed deal in tatters, Ms Cunningham has now challenged Mr Graham to get behind proposals for a second referendum – allowing his constituents to have their say on the plans.  

Commenting, Ms Cunningham said: 

“It is totally unforgiveable that Luke Graham has backed a Brexit deal that will destroy local industry, drive down living standards and damage our vital public sector services here in Perthshire South & Kinross-shire. 

“With almost two thirds of Scots voting to remain part of the European Union, I’m sure the people of Ochil & South Perthshire cannot wait to have their say on Luke Graham and the Tory party’s calamitous Brexit shambles at the next election. 

“With Theresa May and her Tory Government incapable of governing, and Jeremy Corbyn unable to oppose chaotic Brexit plans, the SNP will continue to stand up for Scotland both at Westminster and Holyrood. 

“Luke Graham has a duty to his constituents to face up to reality and get behind proposals for a second referendum before it’s too late.” 

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