Counter-Terrorism Bill — Disallow inquests without a jury in England and Wales — rejected — 10 Jun 2008 at 21:45

Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (No).

The majority No voters rejected an amendment[1] to the Counter-Terrorism Bill. The amendment would have deleted clause 65 from the Bill which enables the Secretary of State to order a coroner's inquest to take place without a jury. However, it was defeated.

This vote applied only to England and Wales. A separate clause in the bill dealt with Northern Ireland, the position there was unaffected by this vote.

The main aims of the Counter-Terrorism Bill were to[2]:

  • Allow longer terrorism sentences
  • Change some of the rules around intercept evidence
  • Allow the assets of convicted terrorists to be seized
  • Allow greater use of DNA samples and enable the police to take the fingerprints or DNA from those subject to control orders

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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
Con0 188 (+2 tell)099.0%
DUP0 6066.7%
Ind0 3060.0%
Ind Lab0 10100.0%
Lab310 (+2 tell) 19094.3%
LDem0 58092.1%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 4066.7%
UKIP0 10100.0%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:310 287094.6%

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
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Andrew DismoreHendonLabaye
Frank DobsonHolborn and St PancrasLabaye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLabaye
Mark FisherStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabaye
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabaye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabaye
Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Peter KilfoyleLiverpool, WaltonLabaye
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Linda RiordanHalifaxLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye

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