Iraq — Set up of judicial inquiry — rejected — 22 Oct 2003 at 18:40

Sir Robert Smith MP, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine voted in the minority (Aye).

The majority of MPs voted against the motion:[1]

  • This House
  • is concerned at growing public confusion since the summer adjournment as a result of increasingly conflicting accounts of intelligence relating to and events leading up to the recent Iraq war and what has happened since; and
  • calls for the setting up of a comprehensive independent judicial inquiry into the Government's handling of the run-up to the war, of the war itself, and of its aftermath, and into the legal advice which it received.

An alternative motion was proposed in its place and voted through immediately afterwards.[2]

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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 135 (+2 tell)084.0%
Ind Con0 10100.0%
Ind UU0 30100.0%
Lab302 (+2 tell) 0074.3%
LDem0 43079.6%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP1 0033.3%
Total:303 190077.4%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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