AHEAD of next week's vote on Theresa May's EU deal Redditch MP Rachel Maclean has been knocking on doors and speaking to residents.

With the vote on the deal to take place next Tuesday, Rachel said she was keen to hear directly from residents about their views, and to also explain why she will be voting for the deal.

The MP was joined by Nyear Nazir, the Conservative Party Candidate for Batchley & Brockhill in next May’s local elections, as they knocked on doors and spoke to residents about Brexit, but also local issues concerning them too.

Rachel said: “Next Tuesday I will take part in one of the biggest parliamentary votes, not only since I first became your MP, but one of the biggest votes in peacetime Britain.

“A lot is at stake in next week’s vote. Whatever happens, the decision MPs make will directly affect your lives, which is why it was incredibly important I heard directly from constituents to listen to their views on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal.

“The decision I make next week won’t please everyone, but my conscience will be clear knowing in my heart-of-hearts that voting in favour of the deal delivers Brexit and enables us to look ahead towards a bright future for the UK.

“Voting against the deal risks stopping Brexit altogether, something I am not prepared to gamble. I stood on a manifesto commitment to honour the result of the referendum that 62 per cent of my constituents voted for – and that’s what I’ll be voting to deliver next Tuesday.”

Yesterday Theresa May has suffered three Brexit defeats in the Commons as she set out to sell her EU deal to sceptical MPs.

Ministers have agreed to publish the government's full legal advice on the deal after MPs found them in contempt of Parliament for issuing a summary.

And MPs backed calls for the Commons to have a direct say in what happens if the PM's deal is rejected next Tuesday.

The PM was addressing the Commons on her proposed agreement on the terms of the UK's withdrawal and future relations with the EU.

The agreement has been endorsed by EU leaders but must also be backed by the UK Parliament if it is to come into force.

MPs will decide whether to reject or accept the deal next Tuesday, December 11.