THE MP for North Wiltshire has rejected calls for a second referendum after the historic defeat of the Brexit withdrawal agreement in the House of Commons.

The Conservative MP James Gray said he voted against the Prime Minister’s EU deal on Tuesday night in the House of Commons, along with 112 conservatives.

Like most MPs the ardent supporter of Brexit, and author of a Full English Brexit, said he had expected the defeat to happen and reiterated he was against the compromises Theresa May had put forward in her withdrawal agreement.

“A second referendum would be a waste of time,” he added, “it would be a pointless exercise and would be divisive and also be indecisive.”

But the Brexiteer said he stopped short of voting against the opposition’s vote of no confidence in the government yesterday.

He confirmed he would be continue to stand for his North Wiltshire constituency seat, which includes Purton, Royal Wootton Bassett, and Cricklade, if another general election were held.