HENLEY MP John Howell has joined the MPs for a Deal group, after claiming the political unrest of late has 'paralysed' Parliament.

The cross-party group has been launched for members who say they think the Brexit referendum should be respected – but that UK should only leave with a deal from the EU.

Banbury's Victoria Prentis, the county's other Conservative MP, is also a member.

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Mr Howell said: "I am pleased that colleagues have started this initiative and happy to join this group. Last week I met with 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.

"I think the vast majority of people want a sensible compromise and an orderly exit. The current uncertainty cannot continue."

A post on his website adds: "Those who have signed up to the group are frustrated by the lack of moderation and compromise that has paralysed the House.

"They believe that even at this eleventh hour it’s not too late to agree a deal."