WORCESTER'S MP has welcomed the Brexit bill passing in parliament saying it provided “much needed certainty”.

Boris Johnson’s European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill cleared the Commons with a vote of 330 to 231 - a majority of 99 - as Prime Minister Boris Johnson was able to rely on the ranks of new Tory MPs who entered parliament after last month's general election.

The legislation’s passage through the Commons on Thursday is in contrast to the torment endured by Mrs May as she repeatedly tried and failed to get a Brexit deal through parliament.

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The UK leaves the EU on January 31 at which point, after the bill gains royal assent - the UK enters a planned 11-month transition period.

Robin Walker, who was a Brexit Minister for over three-and-a-half-years in the government, welcomed the passing of the bill calling it the “culmination of years of hard work”.

Mr Walker said: “The deal protects the integrity of the UK, the peace process in Northern Ireland and the principle of consent.

"It will also provide much needed certainty to millions of citizens and businesses up and down the country.

"As a minister with the Department of Exiting of the European Union, I was proud to sit on the front benches for the last questions for ministers before the department dissolves.

"This is the culmination of years of hard work in which I was pleased to have been able to secure citizen and voting rights, and protection of the Good Friday Agreement.”

Critics have said the 11 month timetable is not enough time and risks a no deal Brexit in 2021, with the new European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen saying earlier this week it would be “impossible” to reach a full UK-EU trade deal in that period.

But Mr Walker said the greater risk of a no deal Brexit had always been in not getting the bill passed.

"No deal is off the table," the MP said.

"We have a transition period to the end of the year - we absolutely need to make sure the time is well spent."