There were 34 Conservatives who voted against May's last attempt (that was put to a vote) on March 29 to pass the Withdrawal Agreement she agreed with EU.

I recognized only one remainer on that list: Dominic Grieve. Are there any other?

  • Do we have a facility to do community answers on this stack? Might work better than someone researching all of the listed names.
    – Jontia
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 7:51
  • theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/25/… Justine Greening is remain leaning.
    – Jontia
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 7:52
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    @Jontia: when answering, tick "community wiki" to the bottom right of the form. Don't forget to start your answer by raising it's a "community wiki" answer, else you'll invariably get other people providing new answers with this or that forgotten name. Commented May 27, 2019 at 8:17
  • Dropped the community wiki after finding the FT page.
    – Jontia
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 10:43

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It all depends on what you mean by remainer, several pro-Brexit MPs have been labelled Remainers for voting FOR May's deal.

That said, the most succinct definition is probably those in favour of a 2nd Referendum. The list on the FT article on Conservative Tribes is a little out of date as it comes from before the creation of The Independent Group, now known as Change UK.

Still sticking with that list, all of them voted against the Government and they are;

  • Dominic Grieve
  • Justine Greening
  • Phillip Lee
  • Sam Gyimah
  • Guto Bebb
  • Jo Johnson

The rest of the listed Tribe defected to the new Change UK where they also voted No in this instance.

So in a direct answer; 6 Remainer Conservative MPs voted against May's deal in Meaningful vote 3.

  • Four of these six also publicly opposed Brexit in the run-up to the 2016 referendum. For Sam Gyimah and Jo Johnson there is no info on their pre-2016-referendum position on their Wikipedia profile. Wikipedia actually fails to identify Greening's 2016 position as well, but it can be found separately medium.com/christian-aid-eu-referendum/… Commented May 27, 2019 at 19:41
  • Also according to WaPo Jo Johnson voted remain in 2016. And Sam Gyimah was also remainer then samgyimah.com/2016/02/22/eu-referendum-my-position So all six were remainers in 2016. Commented May 27, 2019 at 19:48
  • @Fizz I am not sure the 2016 positions are the best guide. Matt Hancock for instance voted remain in 2016, there is no shade of that in his Twitter stream today.
    – Jontia
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 20:03
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    Although I guess it is unlikely that a 2016 leaver MP is a remain supporter today
    – Jontia
    Commented May 27, 2019 at 20:11

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