Election of Speaker — 23 Oct 2000

John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East voted with the majority (No).

I beg to move, as an amendment to the Question, to leave out "Mr. Michael J. Martin" and insert instead thereof "Mr. Alan Beith".

I crave the House's indulgence in allowing someone who once broke the Speaker's Chair to nominate someone to occupy it. It is a reflection on the House that those of us who entered as revolutionaries are in danger of departing as mere reformers. I also hope that the House will see that the fact that I shall stand down at the coming election does not detract at all from the idea that I should propose a Speaker, but adds weight to the nomination, because I cannot be said to stand to gain in any shape or form if the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith) is successful.

Question put, That the amendment be made:

The House divided: Ayes 83, Noes 409.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con82 4053.8%
DUP1 0033.3%
Independent2 10100.0%
Independent Labour1 00100.0%
Lab318 (+2 tell) 26083.6%
LDem0 41 (+1 tell)089.4%
PC0 3 (+1 tell)0100.0%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP2 3083.3%
UKUP1 00100.0%
UUP1 5066.7%
Total:409 83076.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)aye
Mr Tom KingBridgwaterCon (front bench)aye
Sir Peter LloydFarehamConaye
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdConaye
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLab (minister)aye
Mr Donald AndersonSwansea EastLab (minister)aye
Hilary ArmstrongNorth West DurhamLab (minister)aye
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLabaye
Mr Dale Campbell-SavoursWorkingtonLab (minister)aye
Ms Helen ClarkPeterboroughLabaye
Charles ClarkeNorwich SouthLab (minister)aye
Mr Tony ColmanPutneyLabaye
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
Ian DavidsonGlasgow PollokLab (minister)aye
John DenhamSouthampton, ItchenLab (minister)aye
Ms Julia DrownSouth SwindonLabaye
Ms Lorna FitzsimonsRochdaleLabaye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye
Ms Jane GriffithsReading EastLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Jane KennedyLiverpool, WavertreeLab (minister)aye
Mr Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and AtchamLabaye
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)aye
Chris MullinSunderland SouthLab (minister)aye
Ian PearsonDudley SouthLabaye
Mr Giles RadiceNorth DurhamLab (minister)aye
Mr Paul StinchcombeWellingboroughLabaye
Mr Peter Temple-MorrisLeominsterwhilst Labaye
Paddy TippingSherwoodLab (minister)aye
Stephen TwiggEnfield, SouthgateLab (minister)aye
John SwinneyNorth TaysideSNPno
Andrew WelshAngusSNPno
Mr William ThompsonWest TyroneUUPno

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