CARMARTHENSHIRE MP Jonathan Edwards is one of 10 MPs supporting a Parliamentary Bill to give the people a voice and vote on the final deal when the UK leaves the European Union.

The Bill, which was debated in Parliament this week, was passed unopposed and will now potentially move towards becoming formal legislation.

The People's Vote campaign, which launched last month, said it wants to ensure that the government's Brexit deal "is put before the country in a public vote so that we can decide if a decision that will affect our lives for generations makes the country better or worse off."

Mr Edwards: "When the referendum was held the Leave Campaign did not outline what a vote to leave meant – other than the infamous broken pledge of £350million a week for the NHS.

"What has resulted is a protracted period of negotiations where the Westminster government has no idea of its policy in relation to major economic frameworks in the single market and customs union – both of which will have a significant impact on people's jobs and wages, not least in Wales.

"It's clear to me that people deserve a chance to make an informed decision on the final deal which the Westminster government reaches with the EU.

“This is not about undermining the referendum vote – it's the principle that we, the people, should be able to determine, based on having the full facts, whether we believe it is in our best interests to accept the particular deal.

"My position since the day after the 2016 referendum has been to preserve our position in the two key economic frameworks of the single market and customs union, and I will not personally support any deal which does not achieve those objectives.

“The economic damage leaving these frameworks would bring to the communities of Carmarthenshire would be severe – a position supported by the government's own analysis.

"It is vital that voters get to make an informed decision on whether they are prepared to accept whatever deal Westminster ends up negotiating, or whether they are also prepared to exit without a deal in place. The principle for me is that the people decide their own destiny, not a few ministers in London."