Lisbon Treaty — Act of Parliament needed to modify the Lisbon Treaty — rejected — 4 Mar 2008 at 22:30

Chris Grayling MP, Epsom and Ewell voted in the minority (Aye).

The majority No voters rejected an amendment[1] to the European Union (Amendment) Bill. The amendment would have required an Act of Parliament to be made where the European Union (EU) wanted to move certain policy areas from being decided by unanimity to qualified majority voting (known as the passerelle clauses).

William Hague moved this amendment because as the Bill stood the government could call a vote on this issue with little to no parliamentary debate[2].

The European Union (Amendment) Bill implements the Lisbon Treaty into UK law. The main aims of the Lisbon Treaty were to[3]:

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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
Con2 181 (+2 tell)095.9%
DUP0 5055.6%
Ind0 2040.0%
Lab304 (+2 tell) 3087.8%
LDem0 41065.1%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP0 4066.7%
Total:307 239086.8%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffeConno
John GummerSuffolk CoastalConno
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLabaye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLabaye

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