By Tom Orde

HAMPSHIRE'S MPs have revealed how they will vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.

MPs will vote on the PM's amended deal this evening following last-minute talks in Strasbourg.

A debate started at 1pm today and the vote will take place at 7pm.

Theresa May's original deal was rejected by MPs in January by 230 votes, but she claims she has secured "legally binding" changes to her deal.

The PM said the changes meant the Irish backstop could not "become permanent", but this is heavily disputed.

Alan Whitehead, Labour MP for Southampton Test and Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change has revealed he will be voting against the deal tonight.

Caroline Nokes, Conservative MP for Romsey and Minister of State for Immigration said: “I’ve voted for the deal every time so far – it’s a good deal and has been improved with legal assurances. I will be voting for it again tonight.”

According to Rupert Cunningham a researcher for Conservative MP for Meon Valley, George Hollingbery, the MP will be voting for the deal this evening.

Steve Brine, MP for Winchester reported he would be supporting the deal as he had before. The MP warned last week he could quit government over a no-deal Brexit.

With the UK set to leave the EU on March 29 there is still great uncertainty surrounding what will happen.

Conservative MP for New Forest West, Desmond Swayne, said: "I don't know how I will vote. I also want to see the findings of the European Research Group. Then I will reflect and decide before 7pm. Parliament will not allow no deal, that would be my choice, it just isn't an option given the parliamentary numbers."

Julian Lewis, MP for New Forest East said: "It is highly probable that I shall vote the same way as last time – against. However, we will see what the Attorney General has to say first."

MPs Royston Smith, Mims Davies and Suella Braverman are yet to comment.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay acknowledged that the UK's departure from the EU may have to be delayed beyond March 29 even if the deal is passed because of the need to get legislation through Parliament.

He told the Brexit Select Committee: "If the deal passes tonight, will we seek to ratify by the 29th? Yes."

But he added: "There may be the need for a technical extension."

Mr Barclay said there was a degree of "Brexit fatigue" in the EU and they were "very keen for us to get on with it".