Serious Organized Crime and Police Bill -- Demonstrating without authorisation in a designated area — 7 Feb 2005 at 22:00

Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (Aye).

Those voting Aye replaced a clause in the Serious Organized Crime and Police Bill, which was ostensibly designed to evict the long term peace protester, Brian Haw, from Parliament Square.

The new clause (number 18 in this debate, number 129 in the in the version that was delivered to the House of Lords) could be abbreviated as:

Any person who organises, takes part, carries on a demonstration -- even by himself -- in a public place in the Designated Area, if it is not part of a trade union dispute, is guilty of a criminal offence (unless permission has been requested from the police at least 6 days in advance and they have given authorisation).

The dimensions of the Designated Area were limited by 1 kilometre of Parliament Square, but its precise dimensions, which had they been known could have better informed the debate, were not revealed to the public until four months later in Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 1537.

This vote, Division 74, made it generally illegal to hold public demonstrations in the area. The next vote, Division 75, specified the terms under which one could be granted permission.

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con26 25031.7%
DUP6 0085.7%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab267 (+2 tell) 22071.3%
LDem0 31 (+2 tell)060.0%
PC0 2050.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
UUP0 1020.0%
Total:299 86060.0%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
John BaronBillericayCon (front bench)no
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyCon (front bench)no
Alistair BurtNorth East BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConno
David Heathcoat-AmoryWellsCon (front bench)no
Gerald HowarthAldershotCon (front bench)no
Andrew LansleySouth CambridgeshireCon (front bench)no
Ian Liddell-GraingerBridgwaterCon (front bench)no
Francis MaudeHorshamConno
Patrick McLoughlinWest DerbyshireCon (front bench)no
Andrew MurrisonWestburyCon (front bench)no
Archie NormanTunbridge WellsCon (front bench)no
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)no
Andrew SelousSouth West BedfordshireCon (front bench)no
Richard ShepherdAldridge-BrownhillsCon (front bench)no
Bob SpinkCastle PointCon (front bench)no
Anthony SteenTotnesCon (front bench)no
Gary StreeterSouth West DevonConno
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestCon (front bench)no
Robert SymsPooleCon (front bench)no
John TaylorSolihullCon (front bench)no
Peter ViggersGosportCon (front bench)no
Nigel WatersonEastbourneCon (front bench)no
John WhittingdaleMaldon and East ChelmsfordCon (front bench)no
David WilshireSpelthorneCon (front bench)no
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLab (minister)no
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
John CummingsEasingtonLab (minister)no
Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLab (minister)no
Louise EllmanLiverpool, RiversideLab (minister)no
Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLabno
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLab (minister)no
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)no
John GroganSelbyLabno
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Alice MahonHalifaxLabno
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Clare ShortBirmingham, LadywoodLabno
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLab (minister)no
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLab (minister)no
Jon TrickettHemsworthLab (minister)no
Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Alan WilliamsSwansea WestLab (minister)no
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno

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