Rishi Sunak faces grilling at PMQs ahead of Rwanda vote

The legislation will be put to MPs on Wednesday following a major Tory rebellion the night before.

Rishi Sunak is being grilled at PMQs ahead of a key vote on his flagship Rwanda plan.

The Prime Minister suffered the biggest rebellion in his premiership on Tuesday when 60 MPs backed a failed amendment to toughen the legislation.

Two deputy chairmen of the Conservative Party, Lee Anderson and Brendan Clarke-Smith, and a ministerial aide quit their positions to vote against the UK Government.

Downing Street said it is confident the Rwanda bill will pass on Wednesday night despite some Tory MPs expected to oppose it if it does not change.

The legislation is aimed at reviving the plans to send some migrants to Rwanda and deter people from crossing the English Channel in small boats.

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