Election of Speaker — 23 Oct 2000

Sandra Gidley MP, Romsey 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. Michael Lord".

I have pleasure in moving the amendment proposing that my hon. Friend the Member for Central Suffolk and Ipswich, North (Mr. Lord) should occupy the position of Speaker in this House. I am sure that I am not the only hon. Member who, as we approach the end of this marathon performance, is unhappy about the procedure used and the manner in which it is evolving, and uneasy about the way in which we have moved through the various stages. With great respect to my hon. Friends the Members for South Staffordshire (Sir P. Cormack) and for Aldridge-Brownhills (Mr. Shepherd), as well as other hon. Members in favour of whom an amendment may be moved, we are now moving into a possible contest between two current Deputy Speakers.

Question put, That the amendment be made:--

The House divided: Ayes 146, Noes 290.

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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
Con0 116 (+1 tell)073.1%
Deputy Speaker0 1050.0%
DUP0 1033.3%
Independent2 0066.7%
Independent Labour1 00100.0%
Lab260 (+2 tell) 8 (+1 tell)065.5%
LDem25 13080.9%
PC1 2075.0%
SNP1 1033.3%
UKUP0 10100.0%
UUP0 3033.3%
Total:290 146067.7%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Mr Donald AndersonSwansea EastLab (minister)aye
Mr Dale Campbell-SavoursWorkingtonLab (minister)aye
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabaye
Ian DavidsonGlasgow PollokLab (minister)aye
Andy ReedLoughboroughLabtellaye
Mr Jeff RookerBirmingham, Perry BarrLab (minister)aye
Mr Paul StinchcombeWellingboroughLabaye
Paddy TippingSherwoodLab (minister)aye
Derek WyattSittingbourne and SheppeyLabaye
Mrs Jackie BallardTauntonLDemaye
Mr John BurnettTorridge and West DevonLDemaye
Mr Ronnie FearnSouthportLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)aye
Sandra GidleyRomseyLDemaye
Donald GorrieEdinburgh WestLDemaye
David HeathSomerton and FromeLDem (front bench)aye
Simon HughesNorth Southwark and BermondseyLDem (front bench)aye
Charles KennedyRoss, Skye and Inverness WestLDem (front bench)aye
Mr David RendelNewburyLDemaye
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Paul TylerNorth CornwallLDem (front bench)aye
Elfyn LlwydMeirionnydd Nant ConwyPC (front bench)no

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