Election of Speaker — 23 Oct 2000

Mr John Grogan MP, Selby voted in the minority (Aye).

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%
Ind1 20100.0%
Ind Lab1 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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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr James ArbuthnotNorth East HampshireConaye
Mr Ian BruceSouth DorsetConaye
Mr John ButterfillBournemouth WestConaye
Sir Sydney ChapmanChipping BarnetConaye
Mr James ClappisonHertsmereConaye
Mr James CranBeverley and HoldernessConaye
Mr Quentin DaviesGrantham and StamfordConaye
Mr David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConaye
Mr John GreenwayRyedaleConaye
Sir Archie HamiltonEpsom and EwellConaye
Hon. Bernard JenkinNorth EssexConaye
Mr Robert KeySalisburyConaye
Mr Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConaye
Sir Peter LloydFarehamConaye
Mr John MajorHuntingdonConaye
Mr John MaplesStratford-on-AvonConaye
Mr Patrick McLoughlinWest DerbyshireConaye
Mr Michael PortilloKensington and ChelseaConaye
Mr David PriorNorth NorfolkConaye
Mr Nick St AubynGuildfordConaye
Mr Anthony SteenTotnesConaye
Mr Ian TaylorEsher and WaltonConaye
Mr John TaylorSolihullConaye
Mr Andrew TyrieChichesterConaye
Mr Robert WalterNorth DorsetConaye
Mr Bowen WellsHertford and StortfordConaye
Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabaye
Mr Nick AingerCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireLabaye
Mr Graham AllenNottingham NorthLab (minister)aye
Mr Donald AndersonSwansea EastLabaye
Ms Hilary ArmstrongNorth West DurhamLab (minister)aye
Ms Charlotte AtkinsStaffordshire MoorlandsLabaye
Miss Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLab (minister)aye
Mr Stuart BellMiddlesbroughLab (minister)aye
Mr Andrew BennettDenton and ReddishLabaye
Dr Roger BerryKingswoodLabaye
Mr Clive BettsSheffield, AttercliffeLab (minister)aye
Mrs Liz BlackmanErewashLabaye
Mr David BlunkettSheffield, BrightsideLab (minister)aye
Mr David BorrowSouth RibbleLabaye
Mr Keith BradleyManchester, WithingtonLab (minister)aye
Mr Peter BradleyThe WrekinLabaye
Mr Ben BradshawExeterLabaye
Mr Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne East and WallsendLab (minister)aye
Mr Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLabaye
Mr Stephen ByersNorth TynesideLab (minister)aye
Mr Alan CampbellTynemouthLabaye
Mr Ivor CaplinHoveLabaye
Mr Martin CatonGowerLabaye
Mr Ian CawseyBrigg and GooleLabaye
Mr David ChaytorBury NorthLabaye
Dr David ClarkSouth ShieldsLabaye
Ms Helen ClarkPeterboroughLabaye
Dr Lynda ClarkEdinburgh PentlandsLab (minister)aye
Mr Tony ClarkeNorthampton SouthLabaye
Mr David ClellandTyne BridgeLab (minister)aye
Mr Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabaye
Ms Yvette CooperPontefract and CastlefordLab (minister)aye
Mr Robin CorbettBirmingham, ErdingtonLabaye
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Mr Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
Mrs Ann CryerKeighleyLabaye
Mr John CummingsEasingtonLabaye
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabaye
Mr Keith DarvillUpminsterLabaye
Mrs Valerie DaveyBristol WestLabaye
Mr Ian DavidsonGlasgow PollokLabaye
Mr Ron DaviesCaerphillyLabaye
Mr Terry DavisBirmingham, Hodge HillLabaye
Mr Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabtellaye
Mr John DenhamSouthampton, ItchenLab (minister)aye
Ms Julia DrownSouth SwindonLabaye
Mr Huw EdwardsMonmouthLabaye
Mr Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Mr Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye
Mr Derek FosterBishop AucklandLabaye
Mr Michael FosterWorcesterLabaye
Mr George FoulkesCarrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleyLab (minister)aye
Mr Sam GalbraithStrathkelvin and BearsdenLabaye
Mr Mike GapesIlford SouthLabaye
Mr Barry GardinerBrent NorthLabaye
Mr Bruce GeorgeWalsall SouthLabaye
Ms Linda GilroyPlymouth, SuttonLabaye
Dr Norman GodmanGreenock and InverclydeLabaye
Mrs Llin GoldingNewcastle-under-LymeLabaye
Ms Jane GriffithsReading EastLabaye
Mr Win GriffithsBridgendLabaye
Mr John GroganSelbyLabaye
Mr John Home RobertsonEast LothianLabaye
Mr Lindsay HoyleChorleyLabaye
Dr Brian IddonBolton South EastLabaye
Mrs Helen JacksonSheffield, HillsboroughLabaye
Mr David JamiesonPlymouth, DevonportLab (minister)aye
Ms Jenny JonesWolverhampton South WestLabaye
Mr Jon Owen JonesCardiff CentralLabaye
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Ms Ruth KellyBolton WestLabaye
Ms Oona KingBethnal Green and BowLabaye
Dr Ashok KumarMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabaye
Mr Bob LaxtonDerby NorthLabaye
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabtellaye
Mr Martin LintonBatterseaLabaye
Mr Tony LloydManchester CentralLabaye
Mr David LockWyre ForestLab (minister)aye
Mr Denis MacShaneRotherhamLabaye
Mr Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLabaye
Mr Paul MarsdenShrewsbury and AtchamLabaye
Mr Eric MartlewCarlisleLabaye
Mr John MaxtonGlasgow CathcartLabaye
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Mr Andrew MillerEllesmere Port and NestonLabaye
Mr Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLabaye
Dr Lewis MoonieKirkcaldyLab (minister)aye
Ms Margaret MoranLuton SouthLabaye
Ms Julie MorganCardiff NorthLabaye
Mr Elliot MorleyScunthorpeLab (minister)aye
Sir John MorrisAberavonLabaye
Mr Chris MullinSunderland SouthLab (minister)aye
Mr Paul MurphyTorfaenLab (minister)aye
Dr Doug NaysmithBristol North WestLabaye
Mr Edward O'HaraKnowsley SouthLabaye
Mr Martin O'NeillOchilLabaye
Dr Nick PalmerBroxtoweLabaye
Mr Peter PikeBurnleyLabaye
Mr Chris PondGraveshamLabaye
Mr Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Mr Giles RadiceNorth DurhamLabaye
Mr Bill RammellHarlowLabaye
Mr Andy ReedLoughboroughLabaye
Mr Jeff RookerBirmingham, Perry BarrLab (minister)aye
Ms Joan RuddockLewisham, DeptfordLabaye
Mr Martin SalterReading WestLabaye
Mr Malcolm SavidgeAberdeen NorthLabaye
Mr Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabaye
Mr Robert SheldonAshton-under-LyneLabaye
Ms Debra ShipleyStourbridgeLabaye
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Ms Angela SmithBasildonLabaye
Mr Chris SmithIslington South and FinsburyLab (minister)aye
Mr John SmithVale of GlamorganLabaye
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabaye
Mr Clive SoleyEaling, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabaye
Ms Helen SouthworthWarrington SouthLabaye
Ms Rachel SquireDunfermline WestLabaye
Mr Gerry SteinbergCity of DurhamLabaye
Mr Paul StinchcombeWellingboroughLabaye
Mr Graham StringerManchester, BlackleyLab (minister)aye
Mrs Ann TaylorDewsburyLab (minister)aye
Ms Dari TaylorStockton SouthLabaye
Mr Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLabaye
Dr George TurnerNorth West NorfolkLabaye
Mr Neil TurnerWiganLabaye
Ms Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent NorthLabaye
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabaye
Mr Brian WhiteNorth East Milton KeynesLabaye
Dr Alan WhiteheadSouthampton, TestLabaye
Mr Tony WorthingtonClydebank and MilngavieLabaye
Dr Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabaye
Mr Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLabaye
Dr Vincent CableTwickenhamLDemno
Mr Brian CotterWeston-Super-MareLDemno
Mr Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDemno
Mr Ronnie FearnSouthportLDemno
Mr Mike HancockPortsmouth SouthLDemno
Mr Paul KeetchHerefordLDemno
Mr Richard LivseyBrecon and RadnorshireLDemno
Mr Michael MooreTweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleLDemno
Mr Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDemno
Mr Bob RussellColchesterLDemno
Mr Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDemno
Mr Jim WallaceOrkney and ShetlandLDemno
Professor Steve WebbNorthavonLDemno
Mr Phil WillisHarrogate and KnaresboroughLDemno
Mr Simon ThomasCeredigionPCno
Ms Roseanna CunninghamPerthSNPaye
Mr Alasdair MorganGalloway and Upper NithsdaleSNPaye

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