Loyal Address — Conservative amendment — rejected — 25 May 2005 at 18:45

Andrew Pelling MP, Croydon Central voted in the minority (Aye).

The majority No voters rejected a Conservative amendment[1] to the Queen's Loyal Address. The amendment would have added:

  • regret that the Gracious Speech does not contain measures to address the major challenges the British economy now faces to ensure its competitiveness in the light of unprecedented global competition
  • further regret the absence of measures to bridge the skills gap so that the UK has the right skills for tomorrow's economy
  • deplore the failure to include in the Gracious Speech a credible programme for cutting the burden of regulation which stifles business and holds back entrepreneurs
  • condemn the absence of measures to ensure value for taxpayers' money in order to improve public services and remove the need for further tax increases
  • further regret the absence of measures in the Gracious Speech to tackle the pensions crisis to which Government policy has contributed, or to encourage savings to help give people greater security and dignity in retirement.

Those voting Aye were therefore supporting these criticisms; those voting No were disagreeing with them.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 177 (+2 tell)091.8%
DUP0 4044.4%
Ind1 0050.0%
Lab325 (+2 tell) 0092.4%
LDem1 60098.4%
PC3 00100.0%
SNP5 0083.3%
Total:335 241091.9%

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
Matthew TaylorTruro and St AustellLDem (front bench)no

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