Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading — 21 Jan 2008 at 21:45
The majority Aye voters agreed to give a second reading to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. A second reading is where the main principles and purpose of a Bill is discussed. This Bill will give effect in United Kingdom law to the Lisbon Treaty.
The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to:
- Streamline EU institutions
- Establish a permanent President of the European Council (as of 16 March 2010 held by Herman Van Rompuy)
- Establish the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (as of 16 March 2010 held by Catherine Ashton)
- Give new powers to the EU over justice and home affairs
- Remove the national veto in some areas such as energy security and emergency aid
-  BBC News Q&A: The Lisbon Treaty, 5 February 2010
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||3||186 (+2 tell)||0||98.5%|
|Lab||307 (+2 tell)||18||0||92.9%|
|Michael Clapham||Barnsley West and Penistone||Lab||no|
|Mike Wood||Batley and Spen||Lab||no|
|Roger Godsiff||Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath||Lab||no|
|Gwyneth Dunwoody||Crewe and Nantwich||Lab||no|
|Ian Taylor||Esher and Walton||Con||aye|
|David Marshall||Glasgow East||Lab||no|
|Ian Davidson||Glasgow South West||Lab||no|
|Austin Mitchell||Great Grimsby||Lab||no|
|John McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||no|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab||no|
|Graham Stringer||Manchester, Blackley||Lab||no|
|David Taylor||North West Leicestershire||Lab||no|
|David Curry||Skipton and Ripon||Con||aye|