House of Lords peers have made their second amendment to the Article 50 Bill, which requires Parliament to have a meaningful vote as the Government agrees an EU divorce deal.
Peers backed the amendment, with 366 voting in favour and with 268 voting against.
Conservative MP Anna Soubry supported House of Lords peers with their decision as she claimed it was important for parliamentary sovereignty.
Anna Soubry argued that the British people did not vote for a hard-Brexit
Speaking on Sky News, she said: “The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly for us to Leave the European Union, and we will leave the European Union, in relation to this amendment, the equivalent of it, in the House of Commons, was not passed overwhelmingly.
“It was passed but it relied on some seven or eight Labour MPs to support the Government and Tories like me, I voted against my Government because I absolutely agree with the arguments.
“This is about parliamentary sovereignty, it’s not about Brexit, it’s about making sure, I represent my constituents and the interests of my constituents, and they have a right they’re heard, especially if we get no deal.”
The Prime Minister has previously insisted that MPs will have a vote on the Brexit deal but it would likely be a 'take-it-or-leave-it' basis.
Ms Soubry then argued that the British people did not vote for a hard-Brexit.
Anna Soubry called out the Prime Minister urging her to accept the peers vote
The people of this country did not vote for a hard-Brexit
Get Quotes on Home Insurance
She added: “In that debate, and I listened to a large part of it, we heard Conservatives saying they want a hard-Brexit.
“Forgive me, people better wake up to the reality of what a hard-Brexit would be.
“My constituents did not vote for a hard-Brexit. The people of this country did not vote for a hard-Brexit, and it would be so damaging for our country.
“We don’t want it.”
Last week, the House of Lords voted to protect the rights of EU nationals currently living in the UK.
All the pictures from Brexit Bill Tuesday Tue, March 7, 2017
Theresa May is facing a second defeat on her Brexit bill Tuesday as the House of Lords votes on another change which would give parliament the final say on leaving the EU
AFP/Getty Images 1 of 20
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, speaks in the House of Lords Chamber at the start of the third day of The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
The Government is expected to attempt to overturn both amendments when they discuss them next week.
Ms Soubry finished by claiming it is only right that Parliament has another vote on the Brexit deal.
She said: “The PM has said that if there’s a deal, we have a vote, so why can’t we have a vote if there’s no deal.
“Because that’s what they don’t want. Because they want a hard-Brexit and they don’t want you to have any say in it.”