SIX MPs from across north Essex were set to tread into the breach and back a “no deal” Brexit tonight.

On Tuesday, MPs again rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement in a House of Commons vote.

Last night MPs were asked to vote on whether to stop the UK from leaving the European Union without a deal on March 29.

The Prime Minister said Tory MPs would get a free vote on last night’s motion meaning ministers and MPs would not have to follow party lines - an unusual move for a vote on a major policy.

Will Quince, Tory MP for Colchester, voted for the Withdrawal Agreement deal on Tuesday night and planned to back the motion to leave the no deal option on the table.

Despite describing the deal as “imperfect”, he said concerns he had around being “trapped” in Brexit had reduced which he described as “significant”.

He added: “You can’t take your ability to walk away off the table - that is a sure fire way to undermine your negotiation and lead to a worse deal or no deal at all.”

Clacton Tory MP Giles Watling voted in favour of Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal and was due to back leaving the EU with no deal.

He said: “I voted to support the Government’s deal for one reason and one reason alone, to deliver the Brexit that the majority of my constituents voted for, so we can begin to move on as a country.

“I did so having previously opposed the deal, given my concerns about the backstop.

“When faced with the choice of an imperfect Brexit or no Brexit at all, I chose the former.”

Harwich and North Essex Tory MP Sir Bernard Jenkin voted against the Withdrawal Agreement and was due to vote in favour of a No deal Brexit.

The Brexiteer said: “MPs who think they can stop Brexit are living in cloud cuckoo land. The Brexit genie is out of the bottle.

“The idea Brexit voters are going to be told you voted leave but you can’t have it, is crazy.”

Braintree Tory MP James Cleverly voted for the Withdrawal Agreement, adding: “I genuinely worry some MPs are using this as a Trojan Horse to stop Brexit and those voting against to get a World Trade Organisation Brexit have inadvertently helped them.”

He was expected to vote for a no deal option.

Witham MP Priti Patel also voted against the Withdrawal Agreement on Tuesday.

Tory Brexiteer Ms Patel was also expected to vote for the no deal option to remain on the table last night, having stated it would be “preposterous to take the option of a no deal off the table”.

Maldon Tory MP John Whittingdale voted against the Withdrawal Agreement on Tuesday and said he would back a no deal Brexit if he had to.

One of the key issues with a no deal scenario is the uncertainty it would lead to for life and work in Britain.

But if MPs reject no deal, they will vote on whether to authorise Mrs May to request an extension of the two year Article 50 negotiation process.