Theresa May's workers' rights pledge could persuade 'up to 70 Labour MPs to ...

Theresa May's pledge to protect workers' rights after Brexit 'could persuade up to 70 Labour MPs to back her deal' Labour MP John Mann positive about backing if ministers offer reassurances  Next week's planned Worker's Rights Bill part of package to woo Labour MPs Details expected of £1.6billion deprived towns fund - dubbed 'bribe' by critics  

By Jason Groves Political Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:32 GMT, 2 March 2019 | Updated: 00:32 GMT, 2 March 2019

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Theresa May’s pledge to protect workers’ rights after Brexit could persuade up to 70 Labour MPs to back her deal, it was claimed last night.

Labour MP John Mann, who has led talks between his party’s members and the Government, said dozens of colleagues were against Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for a second referendum and could back Mrs May’s plan – if ministers offer enough reassurances.

The Prime Minister and Business Secretary Greg Clark are set to unveil a new ‘Workers’ Rights Bill’ next week as part of a package designed to woo Labour MPs.

Prime Minister Theresa May's pledge to protect workers' rights after Brexit could persuae up to 70 Labour MPs to back her deal 

Prime Minister Theresa May's pledge to protect workers' rights after Brexit could persuae up to 70 Labour MPs to back her deal 

Details are also expected of a £1.6billion fund for deprived towns, which critics have called a ‘bribe’ for Labour MPs in Brexit-supporting areas in the North and Midlands.

Mr Mann last night said the scale of the package from ministers would be vital in winning the support of Labour MPs, whose backing is needed to cancel out hardline Eurosceptics who

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