A COUNTY MP is offering no guarantees that he will be backing Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.

Bill Wiggin, who represents North Herefordshire said that he is waiting to see what progress Mrs May has made on the 'backstop' arrangement before deciding how he will vote when the decision comes before Parliament during the next couple of weeks.

"I have put on record my stance that, in its current form, I would find it very difficult to vote for this deal," he says in his regular Hereford Times column.

"This is because it contains provisions for an extension to the Customs Union which would keep the United Kingdom in the Customs Union and some aspects of the Single Market, which means we have no legal escape route out of the European Union.

"However, the Prime Minister has spent the last few weeks attempting to re-negotiate and if she has managed to ensure the removal of the backstop arrangement, or the introduction of a unilateral mechanism to exit the backstop then I will support her deal when it comes to the vote in the House of Commons.

"We expect to learn of the Prime Minister’s progress upon our return to the Commons. Judgement will then be made on whether any compromises she has achieved will be adequate in removing the threat of the backstop."

Mr Wiggin's counterpart in Hereford and South Herefordshire, Jesse Norman, has already stated that he will back the Prime Minister's deal.