Election of Speaker — 23 Oct 2000

MP, did not vote.

Sitting suspended.

On resuming--

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

I begin my remarks by making it clear that I add my voice to those who have expressed concerns about the way in which this election is taking place. That is in no way a criticism of you, Sir Edward, or the decision that you took. You have carried out your task so far with dignity, efficiency and fairness. However, in a modern democracy it is absurd that we should elect the Speaker of our legislature in such an arcane manner. We are elected by secret ballot; we should elect our Speaker in the same way. My right hon. Friend the Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark) has made it clear that if elected as the new Speaker, he will ask the Procedure Committee to consider the matter urgently and produce a more efficient and fairer way in which to elect someone for this important post.

Question put, That the amendment be made:--

The House divided: Ayes 192, Noes 296.

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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
Con43 26043.1%
DUP1 0033.3%
Independent1 20100.0%
Independent Labour1 00100.0%
Lab193 (+2 tell) 131 (+2 tell)079.2%
LDem14 27087.2%
PC1 30100.0%
SNP3 2083.3%
UUP0 1011.1%
Total:257 192070.0%

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

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James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireCon (front bench)aye
Ian BruceSouth DorsetConaye
John ButterfillBournemouth WestConaye
Sydney ChapmanChipping BarnetConaye
James ClappisonHertsmereCon (front bench)aye
James CranBeverley and HoldernessConaye
Quentin DaviesGrantham and StamfordConaye
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenCon (front bench)aye
John GreenwayRyedaleConaye
Archie HamiltonEpsom and EwellConaye
Bernard JenkinNorth EssexCon (front bench)aye
Robert KeySalisburyConaye
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConaye
Peter LloydFarehamConaye
John MajorHuntingdonConaye
John MaplesStratford-on-AvonConaye
Patrick McLoughlinWest DerbyshireCon (front bench)aye
Michael PortilloKensington and ChelseaConaye
David PriorNorth NorfolkConaye
Nick St AubynGuildfordConaye
Anthony SteenTotnesConaye
Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConaye
John TaylorSolihullConaye
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Robert WalterNorth DorsetConaye
Bowen WellsHertford and StortfordConaye
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLab (minister)aye
Nick AingerCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireLabaye
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLab (minister)aye
Donald AndersonSwansea EastLabaye
Hilary ArmstrongNorth West DurhamLab (minister)aye
Charlotte AtkinsStaffordshire MoorlandsLabaye
Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLab (minister)aye
Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLab (minister)aye
Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLabaye
Roger BerryKingswoodLabaye
Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLab (minister)aye
Liz BlackmanErewashLabaye
David BlunkettSheffield, BrightsideLab (minister)aye
David BorrowSouth RibbleLabaye
Keith BradleyManchester, WithingtonLab (minister)aye
Peter BradleyThe WrekinLabaye
Ben BradshawExeterLab (minister)aye
Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne East and WallsendLab (minister)aye
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLabaye
Stephen ByersNorth TynesideLab (minister)aye
Alan CampbellTynemouthLab (minister)aye
Ivor CaplinHoveLabaye
Martin CatonGowerLab (minister)aye
Ian CawseyBrigg and GooleLabaye
David ChaytorBury NorthLabaye
David ClarkSouth ShieldsLabaye
Helen ClarkPeterboroughLabaye
Lynda ClarkEdinburgh PentlandsLab (minister)aye
Tony ClarkeNorthampton SouthLabaye
David ClellandTyne BridgeLab (minister)aye
Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabaye
Yvette CooperPontefract and CastlefordLab (minister)aye
Robin CorbettBirmingham, ErdingtonLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
Ann CryerKeighleyLabaye
John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabaye
Keith DarvillUpminsterLabaye
Valerie DaveyBristol WestLabaye
Ian DavidsonGlasgow PollokLab (minister)aye
Ron DaviesCaerphillyLabaye
Terry DavisBirmingham, Hodge HillLabaye
Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabtellaye
John DenhamSouthampton, ItchenLab (minister)aye
Julia DrownSouth SwindonLabaye
Huw EdwardsMonmouthLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye
Derek FosterBishop AucklandLabaye
Michael FosterWorcesterLabaye
George FoulkesCarrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleyLab (minister)aye
Sam GalbraithStrathkelvin and BearsdenLabaye
Mike GapesIlford SouthLab (minister)aye
Barry GardinerBrent NorthLab (minister)aye
Bruce GeorgeWalsall SouthLabaye
Linda GilroyPlymouth, SuttonLabaye
Norman GodmanGreenock and InverclydeLabaye
Llin GoldingNewcastle-under-LymeLabaye
Jane GriffithsReading EastLabaye
Win GriffithsBridgendLabaye
John GroganSelbyLabaye
John Home RobertsonEast LothianLabaye
Lindsay HoyleChorleyLab (minister)aye
Brian IddonBolton South EastLabaye
Helen JacksonSheffield, HillsboroughLabaye
David JamiesonPlymouth, DevonportLab (minister)aye
Jenny JonesWolverhampton South WestLabaye
Jon Owen JonesCardiff CentralLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Ruth KellyBolton WestLabaye
Oona KingBethnal Green and BowLabaye
Ashok KumarMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabaye
Bob LaxtonDerby NorthLabaye
Terry LewisWorsleyLabtellaye
Martin LintonBatterseaLabaye
Tony LloydManchester CentralLabaye
David LockWyre ForestLab (minister)aye
Denis MacShaneRotherhamLabaye
Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLab (minister)aye
Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and AtchamLabaye
Eric MartlewCarlisleLabaye
John MaxtonGlasgow CathcartLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)aye
Andrew MillerEllesmere Port and NestonLabaye
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)aye
Lewis MoonieKirkcaldyLab (minister)aye
Margaret MoranLuton SouthLabaye
Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabaye
Elliot MorleyScunthorpeLab (minister)aye
John MorrisAberavonLabaye
Chris MullinSunderland SouthLab (minister)aye
Paul MurphyTorfaenLab (minister)aye
Doug NaysmithBristol North WestLabaye
Edward O'HaraKnowsley SouthLabaye
Martin O'NeillOchilLabaye
Nick PalmerBroxtoweLabaye
Peter PikeBurnleyLabaye
Chris PondGraveshamLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Giles RadiceNorth DurhamLabaye
Bill RammellHarlowLabaye
Andy ReedLoughboroughLabaye
Jeff RookerBirmingham, Perry BarrLab (minister)aye
Joan RuddockLewisham, DeptfordLabaye
Martin SalterReading WestLabaye
Malcolm SavidgeAberdeen NorthLabaye
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLab (minister)aye
Robert SheldonAshton-under-LyneLabaye
Debra ShipleyStourbridgeLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Angela SmithBasildonLabaye
Chris SmithIslington South and FinsburyLab (minister)aye
John SmithVale of GlamorganLabaye
Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabaye
Clive SoleyEaling, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabaye
Helen SouthworthWarrington SouthLabaye
Rachel SquireDunfermline WestLabaye
Gerry SteinbergCity of DurhamLabaye
Paul StinchcombeWellingboroughLabaye
Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLab (minister)aye
Ann TaylorDewsburyLab (minister)aye
Dari TaylorStockton SouthLabaye
Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLabaye
George TurnerNorth West NorfolkLabaye
Neil TurnerWiganLabaye
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLab (minister)aye
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabaye
Brian WhiteNorth East Milton KeynesLabaye
Alan WhiteheadSouthampton, TestLabaye
Tony WorthingtonClydebank and MilngavieLabaye
Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabaye
Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLabaye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDem (front bench)no
Brian CotterWeston-Super-MareLDemno
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDem (front bench)no
Ronnie FearnSouthportLDemno
Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDem (front bench)no
Paul KeetchHerefordLDemno
Richard LivseyBrecon and RadnorshireLDemno
Michael MooreTweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleLDem (front bench)no
Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDemno
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)no
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)no
Jim WallaceOrkney and ShetlandLDemno
Steve WebbNorthavonLDem (front bench)no
Phil WillisHarrogate and KnaresboroughLDemno
Simon ThomasCeredigionPCno
Roseanna CunninghamPerthSNPaye
Alasdair MorganGalloway and Upper NithsdaleSNPaye

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