WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey has swung in behind a second referendum on Brexit.

Mr Vaizey is yet to explain his reasoning for the change of heart, but with eight days until Britain is set to leave the EU without a deal, he appears to have switched position.

He voted for a 'confirmatory referendum' on any agreement backed by Parliament, in a narrowly defeated bill earlier this week.

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When asked about a second referendum on Sunday, the remain-voting ex minister hinted at a change of heart.

He told the Oxford Mail: "Still unconvinced but may end up supporting."

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That represents a dramatic shift in position from late last year, when, in a letter to constituents, he wrote: "I do not support a second referendum. However, if a deal cannot get through Parliament, it may be the only option available to break the impasse, though even that is doubtful.

"A second referendum will simply divide the country further, while still probably resulting in a vote in favour of Brexit."

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He is yet to respond to a request for further comment.

Meanwhile, Oxford East MP Anneliese Dodds has co-written an opinion piece in the Independent urging Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to make a second referendum his bottom line in negotiations with the prime minister Theresa May. 

It reads: "We - your supporters - urge you to make a confirmatory public vote your bottom line in negotiations with Theresa May and to fight to bring this government down."

Among other Oxfordshire MPs, another notable move was the vote of Banbury MP Victoria Prentis, who backed a customs union.

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran was criticised by remainers for abstaining on the vote for the customs union and 'common market 2.0'.