UK Brexit-backing lawmaker says 'a lot of people' still oppose May's deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May talks with Conservative MP for Wokingham John Redwood during a visit to a new housing development in Wokingham, Britain, January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - A Brexit-supporting British lawmaker said a "lot of people" in parliament still remained opposed to Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union withdrawal deal, with hostility going beyond opposition to the so-called Irish backstop.

"This is a very bad agreement," John Redwood told BBC radio. "Quite a number share my overall concerns that we don't need this kind of binding treaty.

"It's a lot of people and it goes far wider than the ERG group who have been particularly keen to have the right kind of Brexit," he added.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Kate Holton)