Election of Speaker — 23 Oct 2000
Mr Robert Sheldon MP, Ashton-under-Lyne 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 "Mr. John McWilliam".
My hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Mr. McWilliam) became an MP in 1979. I arrived rather later, in 1992, and bumped into him almost immediately.
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The House divided: Ayes 30, Noes 309.
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|
|Lab||238 (+2 tell)||20 (+2 tell)||0||63.3%|