Loyal Address — Liberal Democrat amendment — rejected — 25 May 2005 at 18:59

The issue in this division was a Liberal Democrat amendment to the Loyal Address thanking the Queen for making the Queen's Speech. The amendment[1] would have added an expression of regret that the speech did not include various proposals which were favoured by the Liberal Democrats. The Liberal Democrat amendment indicated they would liked to have seen proposals:

  • For reform of the electoral system
  • Against compulsory ID Cards
  • For more police on the street
  • For a local income tax
  • For free long term care for the elderly
  • For simplifying the pensions system in a manner which promotes saving
  • To reverse the decision to bring in tuition, and top-up fees for university students
  • For specific measures to tackle climate change
  • To clarify the responsibilities of the Prime Minister, with respect to Parliament particularly in relation to a decision to go to war.

Those voting Aye were agreeing with the Liberal Democrats and calling for these items of legislation to be brought forward. Those voting No were disagreeing.


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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 000.0%
DUP4 0044.4%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab323 (+2 tell) 0091.8%
LDem0 58 (+2 tell)096.8%
PC0 30100.0%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:327 67063.1%

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