Election of an MP to more than one seat — 3 Nov 2004 at 19:17

Tim Loughton MP, East Worthing and Shoreham voted in the minority (No).

Those who voted Aye agreed that "this House takes note of" the Third Report of the Procedure Committee, Session 2002–03, on Sessional Orders and Resolutions, HC 855, and the Government's Response thereto (published as the Committee's Third Special Report of the current Session, HC 613); approves the proposals set out in paragraphs 9, 10 and 25 of the Report for changes in the practice of the House at the beginning of each Session; and, as recommended in paragraph 9(b), makes the following provision:

All Members of this House who are returned for two or more places in any part of the United Kingdom should choose for which of the places they will serve, within one week after it appears that there is no question about their election for that place.

The majority of the debate was, however, about paragraph 25 and the effect its recommendations were intended have on criminalizing Brian Haw's protest camp in Parliament Square. This may have been what some of the MPs were voting against.

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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con31 13 (+1 tell)228.8%
DUP0 3050.0%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab95 (+2 tell) 16027.8%
LDem2 31 (+1 tell)061.8%
PC0 1025.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP0 3060.0%
Total:128 73232.0%

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
Peter DuncanGalloway and Upper NithsdaleCon (front bench)no
Eric ForthBromley and ChislehurstCon (front bench)tellno
James GrayNorth WiltshireConno
Gerald HowarthAldershotCon (front bench)no
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)no
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConno
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)no
Anne McIntoshVale of YorkCon (front bench)no
John RedwoodWokinghamCon (front bench)no
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)no
Bob SpinkCastle PointCon (front bench)no
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
John TaylorSolihullCon (front bench)no
David AmessSouthend WestCon (front bench)both
Andrew RobathanBlabyCon (front bench)both
Michael ClaphamBarnsley West and PenistoneLab (minister)no
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Jon CruddasDagenhamLab (minister)no
Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLab (minister)no
David DrewStroudLab (minister)no
Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Brian JenkinsTamworthLab (minister)no
David LepperBrighton, PavilionLab (minister)no
Iain LukeDundee EastLab (minister)no
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLab (minister)no
Alice MahonHalifaxLabno
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)no
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLab (minister)no
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
John BurnettTorridge and West DevonLDem (front bench)aye
Robert SmithWest Aberdeenshire and KincardineLDem (front bench)aye

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