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MPs reject plan to ensure full Erasmus+ membership

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Commons votes down Lib Dem clause that urged ministers to seek continued participation

MPs have voted against inserting a clause in the EU withdrawal agreement bill that would have required the government to try to negotiate continued full membership of the Erasmus+ education and student exchange programme.

In a House of Commons vote on 8 January, MPs voted by 344 votes to 254 against the clause —tabled by the Liberal Democrats—which stated that any withdrawal agreement should “enable the UK to participate in all elements of the Erasmus+ programme on existing terms after the implementation period ends”.

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