MPs will spend the next two days voting on the government’s Brexit bill with the Prime Minister looking to overturn 14 out of 15 amendments proposed by the House of Lords.

Both Conservatives and Labour parties officially support Brexit but their MPs are split on the issue.

Bolton’s MPs are also split all ways on the issue of Brexit.

Conservative Chris Green, MP for Bolton West is supporting Theresa May and feels the Lords have interfered too much in something the public voted for.

Yasmin Qureshi, Labour MP for Bolton South East was supporting many of the amendments including remaining in the customs union and preserving fundamental rights.

Bolton North East’s Labour representative Sir David Crausby is unable to vote on the amendments today having chaired a debate on the bill in September, although he felt whatever shape Brexit is in at the end of the process the public should make the final decision.

The House of Lords, which has a Labour majority, put forward 15 amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. Yesterday Theresa May called on Tory MPs to unite to support the government.

The amendments added by the Lords include requiring the UK to try to negotiate a customs union with the European Union before passing the bill and to remain part of the European Economic Area — the single market. Remaining part of the single market would likely mean agreeing to existing free movement agreements.

Two amendments agree that Parliament should be allowed a say in the deal the UK makes with the EU before exiting with the possibility of MPs rejecting the deal.

Four amendments relate to the so-called Henry VIII powers. These amendments would mean Parliament has to have a say when ministers try to change EU law after Brexit.

Another seeks to enshrine the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights in UK law.

The only amendment the government supports in its entirety is the proposal to allow the UK to enact future EU law into UK law.

The Conservative government has proposed amendments or promised to address at a later date five of the issues brought up in the amendments but is staunchly against the customs union, the single market and including the fundamental rights charter.

On the amendment to allow MPs a say in the final deal, the government has suggested if parliament votes the deal down, a minister will set out how the government plans to proceed within 28 days.

Mr Green said: “One of the key amendments the Lords have added to the bill is for Parliament to have the right to veto the negotiated settlement and demand that we don’t leave the EU until Parliament is happy with the deal.

“I’m really disappointed that the unelected House of Lords have done this, the British people have already voted for it and it’s the responsibility of Parliament to deliver.”

This is a view shared by many Brexiteers who feel giving MPs a vote on the final deal will allow them to stop Britain leaving the EU.

Ms Qureshi believed the main sticking points for MPs today and tomorrow will be the customs union and the single market amendments.

She added: “One of the amendments is about fundamental rights and that’s quite important for people like me. I want that one to be on it — they are a great set of rights.”

Ms Qureshi feels the EU Charter provides a lot of protections for workers which should be preserved.

Sir David spoke about Brexit in broad terms, he said: “The British people made the decision in the first place and Theresa May went to the country to call a general election to get a vote of confidence on the negotiation and didn’t get that.

“They took her down from a majority to a minority government, I don’t believe she gets the right to decide on the detail. That leaves the Parliament of the people.

“The problem with Parliament is if you asked them to vote in a secret ballot on their honest views they will probably vote to stay in. You can’t say to Parliament you decide but you must decide this way. For me the final decision should lie with the British people.”

Sir David said in his view there should be a referendum on how the final negotiation looks but admitted many people took this to mean he wanted a second referendum on staying in the EU.