Planning Bill — Secretary of State to have final say — rejected — 25 Jun 2008 at 16:45

Kelvin Hopkins MP, Luton North voted in the minority (Teller for the Ayes).

The majority of MPs voted against inserting a new clause near the start of the Planning Bill[1] which said:[2]

  • Decisions taken by the Commission as part of any function conferred on it shall be subject to confirmation [within six months] by the Secretary of State.

The purpose of this amendment was to ensure that ministers "cannot duck having the final say" and would reinstate an element of democratic accountability, so to speak.[3]

Without this clause, the intent of the Planning Bill is that the final say would be by an appointed Planning Commission within the brief of a National Policy Statement.

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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 176 (+1 tell)092.7%
DUP0 3033.3%
Ind0 4080.0%
Ind Lab0 10100.0%
Lab303 (+2 tell) 16 (+1 tell)091.7%
LDem0 55087.3%
PC0 30100.0%
UKIP0 10100.0%
UUP0 10100.0%
Total:303 260090.7%

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
Colin BurgonElmetLabaye
Colin ChallenMorley and RothwellLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Jim CousinsNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabaye
John GroganSelbyLabaye
Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabtellaye
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabaye
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Michael MeacherOldham West and RoytonLabaye
Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabaye
Paul TruswellPudseyLabaye
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye

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