Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — 25 Feb 2008 at 19:23
Brooks Newmark MP, Braintree voted in the minority (No).
This was thus a further step along the road of ratifying the Lisbon Treaty and promoting closer European integration.
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
-  Douglas Alexander MP, House of Commons, 25 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||151 (+2 tell)||1||79.8%|
|Lab||289 (+2 tell)||0||0||82.7%|
|Gerald Howarth||Aldershot||Con (front bench)||both|