Cannabis — reclassification from class B to class C — 29 Oct 2003 at 15:17
Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted for cannabis to become a class C drug in 2003
This policy was reversed in 2008 in a vote in which most Labour MPs switched sides, whereas the Conservative and LibDem parties remained consistent.
-  Class A, B and C drugs, Home Office
-  Caroline Flint MP, House of Commons, 29 October 2003
-  Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2003, Statutory Instrument, 29 January 2004
-  Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Statute Law Database, (out of date version).
-  Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Wikipedia
-  Cannabis - reclassification from class C to class B, House of Commons Division, 12 November 2008
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||138 (+2 tell)||0||85.9%|
|Independent Ulster Unionist||0||3||0||100.0%|
|Lab||276 (+2 tell)||11||0||70.8%|
|Jim Dobbin||Heywood and Middleton||Lab||no|
|David Marshall||Glasgow Shettleston||Lab||no|
|George Mudie||Leeds East||Lab (minister)||no|
|Anne Picking||East Lothian||Lab||no|
|John Robertson||Glasgow Anniesland||Lab (minister)||no|
|Jim Sheridan||West Renfrewshire||Lab (minister)||no|
|Bill Tynan||Hamilton South||Lab||no|
|Jimmy Wray||Glasgow Baillieston||Lab||no|
|Colin Breed||South East Cornwall||LDem||no|
|Bob Russell||Colchester||LDem (front bench)||no|