THE city’s MP has called it 'a great shame’ that some of his Conservative colleagues voted against the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal.

Worcester MP and Brexit Minister Robin Walker thinks it is now likely that there will be a delay to the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU on March 29.

He said: “It’s been a pretty extraordinary week in Parliament and I’m sure it will continue to be.

“I think it’s a great shame that more colleagues didn’t realise voting for the deal on Tuesday would have secured everything we promised in our manifesto.

“I’m trying to ensure we can deliver a deal. Tuesday’s decision has made that more difficult.

“I think it’s likely in the coming days that Parliament will vote for an extension to Article 50 in order to achieve the deal.”

READ: Robin Walker pleaded with MPs to back the deal.

Mr Walker commended the Prime Minister for her ‘absolute determination’ over the last few days.

He said: “She had been up all night, the night before [Tuesday’s vote]. She had worn out her voice in arguments with the EU.

“It was very impressive that she was there in the House of Commons setting out a way forward. She needs the support of more colleagues to get this done.”

Addressing calls for Theresa May to resign, Mr Walker added: “I think the Prime Minister has already made it clear that she’s planning to stand down ahead of the next General Election.

“I think she should see this process through and take the UK out of the EU, before handing over to new leadership at the next election.”

Mr Walker said he thought it was right that Tory MPs were not pressured to side with the Government for the no-deal Brexit vote in Parliament yesterday.

The MP added that he was against leaving the EU without a deal, because of concerns raised by local businesses.