Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected — 5 Feb 2008 at 20:08
David Amess MP, Southend West did not vote.
The majority No voters rejected an amendment disapproving of the Government's policy towards the Treaty of Lisbon in respect of human rights. It accuses the government of being inconsistent and incoherent - particularly in regard to whether or not the UK would have an opt-out from the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The Aye voters also demanded that the Government "adopt a clear and consistent policy whose merits Parliament may then judge."
The amendment can be seen as an attempt to limit Britain's integration with the European Union (EU).
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
-  David Lidington MP, House of Commons, 5 February 2008
-  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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||165 (+2 tell)||0||86.5%|
|Lab||299 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.5%|