Luke Hall, the MP for Thornbury and Yate, voted against the motion to take control of the Commons Business.

This meant that the Conservative MP had sided with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and took the opportunity to vote against the bill that would have helped to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

The proposed bill would have forced the prime minister to ask for Brexit to be delayed until 31 January, unless MPs had approved a new deal, or voted in favour of a no-deal exit, by October 19.

There are suggestions Boris Johnson would have looked to hold a general election on October 14 if the government had lost tonight's vote.

Mr Johnson has vowed to leave on October 31 with or without a deal.

Mr Hall has been contacted for comment.