Tory MP says she would back new Brexit vote

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Heidi Allen calls rightwing critics of PM’s Chequers plan ‘economically irresponsible’

A prominent Conservative critic of Boris Johnson has said she would support a new Brexit referendum because “irresponsible” rightwingers in her party had killed off the Chequers plan.

The Cambridgeshire South MP, Heidi Allen, said she would now back a second public vote on leaving the EU because of the threat to jobs and businesses in her constituency and the rest of the country from crashing out without a deal.

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