A SOMERSET MP says elected members should be prepared to work through Christmas to sort Brexit details.

Member of Parliament for Bridgwater and West Somerset, Ian Liddell-Grainger, says parliament should sit through Christmas if it's necessary to resolve the deadlock over leaving the European Union.

He said the Prime Minister’s decision to call off today’s (Tuesday) crucial vote on the deal showed she has listened to the continuing concerns of scores of MPs.

But he said voters now wanted an end to months of uncertainty and to know exactly where the country stood as the Brexit deadline loomed.

He added: “All through this process we have been feeding the views of the public through to Parliament and it is vital, now we are approaching the end game, that that flow of information continues.

“What concerns me and many other MPs is that time is running out: as things stand the House is due to rise for Christmas on the 21.

“But we are in pretty well uncharted waters now and exceptional times require exceptional measures, even if that means sitting on Christmas Day if we need to: the future of the UK is far more important, after all, than 650 peoples’ holidays.”

As Mrs May prepared to return to Brussels to seek changes to the deal, particularly on the question of the Irish border, Mr Liddell-Grainger appealed for his own constituents to keep him in touch with the public’s latest view on the way forward.