Election of Speaker — 23 Oct 2000

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 constituency

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

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