Election of Speaker — 23 Oct 2000
Mr Austin Mitchell MP, Great Grimsby voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move, as an amendment to the Question, to leave out "Mr. Michael J. Martin" and insert instead thereof "Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody".
Before I start the substantive part of my speech, may I add my tribute to Speaker Boothroyd's term of office? She took charge of the House at a most difficult time for a Speaker, when televising of proceedings had recently started and there were difficult Parliaments. She carried out that duty with enormous skill and capacity.
imperturbable good temper, tact, patience and urbanity.
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The House divided: Ayes 170, Noes 341.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||23||85 (+1 tell)||0||68.1%|
|Lab||274 (+2 tell)||71 (+1 tell)||0||84.1%|