Lisbon Treaty — Excludes the European Union from imposing an obligation on Parliament — rejected — 27 Feb 2008 at 19:00

David Laws MP, Yeovil voted with the majority (No).

The majority No voters rejected an amendment[1] to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. This sought, in relation to the Treaty of Lisbon, to exclude any obligation being made on the Parliament of the United Kingdom by the European Union (EU).

Particular reference was drawn to differences of weighting between the English and French translations of the Treaty which seemed to be more onerous on the Parliament of the United Kingdom.[2]

However, Jim Murphy MP explained that EU legal experts had made the conclusion that no obligations would be imposed on national parliaments.[3]

The European Union (Amendment) Bill implements the Lisbon Treaty into UK law. The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to[4]:

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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
Con1 152 (+2 tell)080.3%
DUP0 4044.4%
Ind1 0020.0%
Lab291 (+2 tell) 0083.2%
LDem50 0079.4%
PC3 00100.0%
SNP4 0066.7%
Total:350 156080.8%

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
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConno

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