SWINDON’S MPs have called for calm heads after a day of chaos in Westminster over the Brexit withdrawal agreement yesterday.

Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, gave his full backing to the prime minister and issued a call to others to get behind the deal.

“Calm heads are needed, this is the best option to take back control of our money, our laws and our borders, while unlocking the opportunities of the growing global economy, which is vital for the growing global economy,” he said.

Mr Tomlinson added: “The Brexit deal delivers the democratic will, allows sensible and pragmatic transitional arrangements, vital for trade, jobs and growth and crucially reflects the challenges of the parliamentary numbers.

“The prime minister will have my full support in delivering this.”

Showintg his support, Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, said: “The PM is showing the sort of toughness and resilience that we need at this unprecedented moment.

“The proposed withdrawal agreement is a decisive step forward that will provide stability and certainty for our Swindon and national economy as we leave the EU in March.

“The future relationship will be negotiated over the new two years and will mean that we will have control of our borders, laws and money.

“The ‘backstop’ is there as an insurance policy to be used if we cannot achieve agreement over the new few years; I don’t believe that we will end up using it.

“MPs of all parties must now act in the national interest and move things on.”

Members of the opposition in Swindon didn’t share the same level of confidence in the Prime Minister staying put.

Labour councillor for Swindon Jim Robbins wrote his reaction on Twitter: “Just nipped to Lidl to get milk for the office. Best before December 8. It’ll last longer than the Brexit Deal and the prime minister.”

A series of resignations followed Theresa May’s cabinet meeting in which she sought backing for the withdrawal agreement reached with European negotiators.

The Brexit secretary Dominic Raab announced his resignation in the morning, quickly followed by news that the Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey was also stepping down.

And by the afternoon Brexiteer MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was calling for fellow MPs to follow his lead and issue a letter of no confidence in the prime minister, calling for a new leader of the country.

After the resignations of senior cabinet members, observers have been left wondering whether enough votes of no confidence will go in to trigger a leadership contest.

The rules of the 1922 committee, the executive parliamentary group of the conservative party, state that 15 per cent of conservative MPs, currently 48, must write to the chairman asking for a change of leadership.