THE COMMONS has backed a plan to hold a general election on December 12.

In total, 16 MPs from Sussex voted on the bill passed in Parliament on Tuesday night.

All Conservatives voted to back the Prime Minister’s plan for a poll.

This included Sir Nicholas Soames, who had previously been ousted as a Tory MP for voting against Mr Johnson.

The only MPs to vote against the general election were Hove and Portslade Labour MP Peter Kyle and Brighton Pavilion Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.

Ms Lucas said she voted against the motion as she believes an election will not resolve Brexit, and along with Mr Kyle renewed calls for a second referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

Eastbourne independent MP Stephen Lloyd did not vote.

Meanwhile Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven Labour MP backed the call for a general election.

Here is how Sussex MPs voted:

- Caroline Lucas - Green (Brighton Pavilion) AGAINST

- Peter Kyle - Labour (Hove and Portslade) AGAINST

- Stephen Lloyd - Independent (Eastbourne) DID NOT VOTE

- Amber Rudd - Conservative (Hastings and Rye) FOR

- Jeremy Quin - Conservative (Horsham) FOR

- Lloyd Russell-Moyle - Labour (Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven) FOR

- Maria Caulfield - Conservative (Lewes) FOR

- Henry Smith - Conservative (Crawley) FOR

- Sir Nicholas Soames - Conservative (Mid Sussex) FOR

- Nus Ghani - Conservative (Wealden) FOR

- Huw Merriman - Conservative (Bexhill and Battle) FOR

- Tim Loughton - Conservative (East Worthing and Shoreham) FOR

- Nick Gibb - Conservative (Bognor and Littlehampton) FOR

- Nick Herbert - Conservative (Arundel and South Downs) FOR

- Gillian Keegan - Consevative (Chichester) FOR

- Sir Peter Bottomley - Conservative (West Worthing) FOR