OXFORDSHIRE MP Victoria Prentis has joined a new campaign group pushing the Prime Minister to get a Brexit deal in Brussels.

The Conservative member for Banbury, which covers most of north Oxfordshire, announced yesterday that she and others had launched the 'MPs for a Deal' group.

While other MPs, including Conservative member for Wantage Ed Vaizey, have been deselected by the party over their views on Boris Johnson's approach to negotiations, Ms Prentis is seemingly taking a softer approach.

However the new group is cross-party, reflecting the breakdown of traditional party loyalties over the issue.

Mrs Prentis said: "Last week I met the Prime Minister and he assured me that he was working hard for a deal and expects to bring that back to Parliament when we return in mid-October.

"Today, with colleagues from across the political divide I launched MPs for a Deal, which is exactly that; we wish the Prime Minister well in his negotiations with the EU, and very much hope to get a Parliamentary majority for the deal he brings back."

She went on: "I think the vast majority of us want a sensible compromise and an orderly exit.

"MPs for a Deal seeks a middle ground between the two extremes of ‘remain’ and ‘leave’.

"Ninety-two per cent of the Conservative Party did support the previous deal and it’s important to get Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the independents on board to pass the next one. We must respect the result of the referendum and leave without delay and WITH a deal."

Mrs Prentis was one of the minority of Conservative MPs who voted for Theresa May's Brexit deal in January, when it was thrown out in the largest parliamentary defeat of modern times.