BOLTON’S MPs split down party lines in last night’s key House of Commons votes on the government’s new Brexit deal.

Conservative Chris Green supported both the Second Reading approving the agreement in principle and the timetable motion to get it through Parliament in days..

His Labour counterparts Yasmin Qureshi and Sir David Crausby voted against both. The Second Reading was approved and the timetable motion defeated.

Bolton South East MP Ms Qureshi said: "Boris Johnson is trying to bounce MPs into supporting this deal. I voted against Second Reading because what is the point in voting for something that MPs have not had time to scrutinise.

"I vote against the timetable because I believe strongly that this long and detailed document about probably the most important issue to face the United Kingdom for 50 years will take more than three days to consider properly."

Mr Green said: “My constituents voted to leave the EU over three years ago, yet their democratic vote and the decision of the country has not yet been delivered upon.

“Our Prime Minister has achieved what the establishment said was impossible. We want to get on with Brexit."

Bolton North-East MP Sir David said: "I voted against the timetable motion because three days to scrutinise a Bill of this complexity is ridiculous, an insult to the Commons.

"I had mixed feelings about the Second Reading. If we had been given time to properly consider this Bill, I could have abstained or even voted for it."

Mr Green will hold a public meeting on Brexit on October 31 at Horwich RMI from 6pm to 7:30pm.