Election of Speaker — 23 Oct 2000

John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East did not vote.

I beg to move, as an amendment to the Question, to leave out "Mr. Michael J. Martin" and insert instead thereof "Mr. Richard Shepherd".

Sir Edward, the hour calls for brevity. Brevity is in my nature, and the cause for which I rise is simply stated. It is to suggest that the name of the hon. Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Mr. Shepherd) be inserted as an amendment, by nature of the quality of the man.

There is nothing so necessary for the preservation of the prince and state as free speech, and without it it is a scorn and mockery to call it a Parliament house, for in truth it is none but a very school of flattery and dissimulation.

For that, the Queen had him locked up in the Tower of London the next day.

Question put , That the amendment be made:--

The House divided: Ayes 136, Noes 282.

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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 93 (+2 tell)059.4%
DUP0 1033.3%
Independent1 1066.7%
Independent Labour1 00100.0%
Lab260 (+2 tell) 21068.4%
LDem19 14070.2%
PC1 0025.0%
SNP0 2033.3%
UKUP0 10100.0%
UUP0 3033.3%
Total:282 136065.1%

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 Peter BradleyThe WrekinLabaye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLab (minister)aye
Ian CawseyBrigg and GooleLabaye
Dr David ClarkSouth ShieldsLabaye
Yvette CooperPontefract and CastlefordLab (minister)aye
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabaye
Mr Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)aye
Chris MullinSunderland SouthLab (minister)aye
Ian PearsonDudley SouthLabaye
Mr Giles RadiceNorth DurhamLab (minister)aye
Mr Jeff RookerBirmingham, Perry BarrLab (minister)aye
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLab (minister)aye
Mr Robert SheldonAshton-under-LyneLab (minister)aye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Mark ToddSouth DerbyshireLabaye
Tony WrightCannock ChaseLabaye
Norman BakerLewesLDem (front bench)aye
Mrs Jackie BallardTauntonLDemaye
Tom BrakeCarshalton and WallingtonLDem (front bench)aye
Mr John BurnettTorridge and West DevonLDemaye
Mr David ChidgeyEastleighLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Brian CotterWeston-Super-MareLDem (front bench)aye
Mr Ronnie FearnSouthportLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)aye
Donald GorrieEdinburgh WestLDemaye
Mark OatenWinchesterLDemaye
Lembit ÖpikMontgomeryshireLDemaye
Bob RussellColchesterLDem (front bench)aye
Andrew StunellHazel GroveLDem (front bench)aye
Dr Jenny TongeRichmond ParkLDemaye

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