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UK’s House of Commons backs Brexit trade deal by 521 votes to 73

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British lawmakers on Wednesday voted to approve legislation implementing the post-Brexit trade deal agreed with the European Union last week.

The vote on the legislation to enact the trade agreement was passed by 521 to 73 votes in parliament’s lower house.

Read more: Factbox – How does Britain’s parliament approve the Brexit trade deal?

It now passes to the upper house for approval later on Wednesday, before becoming law around midnight.

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