March 3, 2019 / 10:02 AM / 24 days ago

As many as 70 Labour lawmakers oppose second Brexit referendum - lawmaker

FILE PHOTO: Shadow Secretary for Energy and Climate Change Caroline Flint speaks during the Labour Party's annual conference in Manchester, northern England September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

LONDON (Reuters) - As many as 70 of Britain’s opposition Labour lawmakers oppose holding a second Brexit referendum, Labour lawmaker Caroline Flint said on Sunday.

Earlier this week Labour said it would back a second referendum in order to try to prevent either a ‘no deal’ or Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal.

“I think there are something like 60-70 Labour members of Parliament who feel as strongly as I do against a second referendum,” said Flint, who represents an area of Britain which voted to leave the EU at the 2016 referendum.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Jason Neely

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