Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Third Reading — 28 Feb 2005 at 23:40

Mr Charles Hendry MP, Wealden voted in the minority (No).

The Aye-voters agreed that the Prevention of Terrorism Bill be read a Third time, which is to say that it has completed all the necessary stages in the House of Commons, and now goes to the House of Lords for further discussion and review before it can become law. The Third reading debate, prior to the vote is worth looking at for the protestation about the lack of review during the Committee stage.

The public should be reminded of the fact that Parliament is the supreme law making body in this country. If a majority of MPs had voted against this Bill in any of its stages, it would have been history. Contrary to how it would appear, MPs are legally and morally free to vote whichever way they choose, regardless of party affiliation. They are not like judges: bound by statute, precedent, and the common law.

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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
Con0 136 (+1 tell)085.1%
DUP0 4057.1%
Ind0 1033.3%
Lab271 (+2 tell) 30174.5%
LDem0 38 (+1 tell)070.9%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 3060.0%
UUP0 3060.0%
Total:271 218176.2%

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
Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabno
Mr Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLabno
Mr Harry CohenLeyton and WansteadLabno
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
Mr Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabno
Mr Tam DalyellLinlithgowLabno
Mr Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabno
Mr Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabno
Mr Paul FlynnNewport WestLabno
Mrs Barbara FollettStevenageLabno
Mr Neil GerrardWalthamstowLabno
Dr Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabno
Mr John GroganSelbyLabno
Mr David HamiltonMidlothianLabno
Ms Glenda JacksonHampstead and HighgateLabno
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabno
Mr Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabno
Mr Tony LloydManchester CentralLabno
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabno
Mr Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabno
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabno
Ms Clare ShortBirmingham, LadywoodLabno
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Mr Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabno
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabno
Mr Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Mr David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabboth

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