MPs David Davis and Andrew Percy rebel against Government in EU budget vote
East Yorkshire MPs David Davis and Andrew Percy were among Tory rebels who voted in favour of a cut to the EU budget on Wednesday night.
More than 50 Conservatives joined forces with Labour to demand a real-terms cut in Europe's spending.
But the Commons amendment vote, which the rebels won by 307 votes to 294, is not binding and the Government must only "take note" of it.
Ministers believe it is unrealistic to imagine Britain can secure spending cuts when European leaders meet in Brussels next month to set the EU budget for 2014-20.
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However, Prime Minister David Cameron says he will use Britain's veto unless an agreement is reached to limit budget increases to the level of inflation.
Mr Davis, who represents Haltemprice and Howden, said: "The EU needs to do less, and it needs to do it better.
"A robust approach, more focused policies and the curbing of the EU’s sillier ambitions could save European taxpayers a quarter of the budget."