Election of Speaker — 23 Oct 2000
I beg to move, as an amendment to the Question, to leave out "Mr. Michael J. Martin" and insert instead thereof "Sir Patrick Cormack".
It is a privilege to propose the name of my hon. Friend the Member for South Staffordshire (Sir P. Cormack) for election as Speaker.
increasingly sidelined by the executive, the courts, the media and by Europe.
to restore Parliament to the centre of the nation's public life and the Chamber to the centre of Parliament's.
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The House divided: Ayes 130, Noes 287.
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|
|Con||1||101 (+1 tell)||0||64.4%|
|Lab||256 (+2 tell)||13 (+1 tell)||0||65.7%|
|Donald Anderson||Swansea East||Lab||aye|
|Stuart Bell||Middlesbrough||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Burnett||Torridge and West Devon||LDem||aye|
|Paul Burstow||Sutton and Cheam||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Menzies Campbell||North East Fife||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|David Clark||South Shields||Lab||aye|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Donald Gorrie||Edinburgh West||LDem||aye|
|Charles Kennedy||Ross, Skye and Inverness West||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Austin Mitchell||Great Grimsby||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Nick Raynsford||Greenwich and Woolwich||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Barry Sheerman||Huddersfield||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Stanley||Tonbridge and Malling||Con (front bench)||no|
|Paddy Tipping||Sherwood||Lab (minister)||aye|