Iraq Inquiry — Call rejected — 25 Mar 2008 at 21:45
Desmond Swayne MP, New Forest West voted for an inquiry into the Iraq war by an independent committee of privy councillors.
The majority of MPs voted against an inquiry into the Iraq war by an independent committee of privy councillors. In a subsequent vote on an alternative motion the majority of MPs voted against holding an inquiry into the Iraq war at this time but to agree a time will come when an inquiry is appropriate.
The majority voted against the motion before Parliament, which read:
- This House calls for an inquiry by an independent committee of privy councillors to review the way in which the responsibilities of Government were discharged in relation to Iraq, and all matters relevant thereto, in the period leading up to military action in that country in March 2003 and its aftermath and to make recommendations on lessons to be drawn for the future.
An alternative motion was proposed and voted on in the following division.
-  William Hague MP, House of Commons, 25 March 2008.
-  Division 134, House of Commons, 25 March 2008
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||177 (+2 tell)||0||93.2%|
|Lab||298 (+2 tell)||12||0||88.6%|
|Harry Cohen||Leyton and Wanstead||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||aye|
|Mark Fisher||Stoke-on-Trent Central||Lab||aye|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Kelvin Hopkins||Luton North||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Lynne Jones||Birmingham, Selly Oak||Lab (minister)||aye|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab||aye|
|Gordon Prentice||Pendle||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Linda Riordan||Halifax||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Alan Simpson||Nottingham South||Lab||aye|
|Peter Soulsby||Leicester South||Lab (minister)||aye|