Govt Wins Europe Vote Amid Backbench Revolt

The Government has won a vote against holding a referendum on Britain's future in the EU - but as many as 82 Tory MPs defied the Prime Minister.

Dave had issued a last-minute appeal to his MPs as he faced the biggest rebellion of his leadership.

Tory backbenchers were told to vote against the motion calling for a referendum on whether the UK should remain in the EU, leave it or renegotiate its membership.

However, dozens of backbenchers and junior members of the Government defied orders.

In the end, the Government comfortably won the vote with a majority of 372.