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These 113 Tory Rebel MPs Have Indicated That They Won’t Vote For Theresa May’s Brexit Deal

Forget the 48 letters — this is the number that is really worrying Downing Street.

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Theresa May headed off to Brussels to meet Jean-Claude Juncker having faced down — for now at least — attempts by Conservative Brexiteers to oust her over her deal with the EU.

The hardcore European Research Group has spectacularly failed to deliver on its claim to have secured the 48 letters needed to trigger a confidence vote on the prime minister, but there is a number that is worrying Downing Street more.

By BuzzFeed News' count, there are currently 113 Tory MPs who have already publicly indicated that they won't vote for May's Brexit deal.

Our list consists of both Leave and Remain Tory MPs who have either publicly committed to the StandUp4Brexit pledge to reject the backstop, confirmed they have written a no-confidence letter, resigned over the deal, or otherwise publicly indicated that they cannot support it.

The Democratic Unionist Party's 10 MPs are also expected to vote against the deal, meaning just a small number of Tory rebels could spell defeat for May in the meaningful vote.

This is a rolling list — expect Tory whips to convince some of these names to vote with the government, and others to come out against the deal.

  1. Boris Johnson

  2. David Davis

  3. Iain Duncan Smith

  4. Owen Paterson

  5. Priti Patel

  6. John Whittingdale

  7. Mark Francois

  8. David Jones

  9. Sir Desmond Swayne

  10. Julian Lewis

  11. Jacob Rees-Mogg

  12. Steve Baker

  13. Sir Bernard Jenkin

  14. Sir Mike Penning

  15. Sir David Amess

  16. Sir Christopher Chope

  17. Andrea Jenkyns

  18. John Redwood

  19. Ben Bradley

  20. Marcus Fysh

  21. Maria Caulfield

  22. Simon Clarke

  23. Ross Thomson

  24. Henry Smith

  25. Nadine Dorries

  26. Chris Green

  27. Andrew Bridgen

  28. Bill Cash

  29. Sheryll Murray

  30. Andrew Rosindell

  31. Lee Rowley

  32. Peter Bone

  33. Anne Main

  34. Craig Mackinlay

  35. Charlie Elphicke

  36. Conor Burns

  37. James Duddridge

  38. Andrew Lewer

  39. Nigel Mills

  40. Martin Vickers

  41. Richard Bacon

  42. Philip Davies

  43. Anne-Marie Morris

  44. James Gray

  45. Adam Holloway

  46. Crispin Blunt

  47. Richard Drax

  48. Philip Hollobone

  49. Laurence Robertson

  50. Bill Wiggin

  51. Pauline Latham

  52. Nigel Evans

  53. Scott Mann

  54. Tim Loughton

  55. Zac Goldsmith

  56. Robert Courts

  57. Michael Fabricant

  58. Michael Tomlinson

  59. Damian Collins

  60. Jo Johnson

  61. Phillip Lee

  62. Heidi Allen

  63. Justine Greening

  64. Dominic Grieve

  65. Dominic Raab

  66. Esther McVey

  67. Shailesh Vara

  68. Rehman Chishti

  69. Ranil Jayawardena

  70. Suella Braverman

  71. Anne-Marie Trevelyan

  72. Hugo Swire

  73. Steve Double

  74. Theresa Villiers

  75. Royston Smith

  76. Mark Pritchard

  77. Grant Shapps

  78. Damien Moore

  79. Daniel Kawczynski

  80. Lucy Allan

  81. David Evennett

  82. Anna Soubry

  83. Rob Halfon

  84. Bob Stewart

  85. Gordon Henderson

  86. Stephen Metcalfe

  87. John Baron

  88. Julia Lopez

  89. John Hayes

  90. Sarah Wollaston

  91. Guto Bebb

  92. Tracey Crouch

  93. Sir Michael Fallon

  94. Douglas Ross

  95. Derek Thomas

  96. Sir Robert Syms

  97. Matthew Offord

  98. Sam Gyimah

  99. Mark Harper

  100. Giles Watling

  101. Johnny Mercer

  102. William Wragg

  103. Will Quince

  104. Andrew Mitchell

  105. Craig Tracey

  106. Sir Greg Knight

  107. Stephen McPartland

  108. John Lamont

  109. Fiona Bruce

  110. Gareth Johnson

  111. Greg Hands

  112. Julian Sturdy

  113. Sir Edward Leigh

Alex Wickham is a senior reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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