Iraq Inquiry — Welcomes the inquiry — 24 Jun 2009 at 18:43

Nick Herbert MP, Arundel and South Downs voted in the minority (No).

The majority of MPs voted for the motion, which read:[1]

  • This House
  • welcomes the announcement by the Government of a wide ranging and independent inquiry to establish the lessons to be learnt from the United Kingdom's engagement in Iraq, which will consider the run-up to the conflict, the military action and reconstruction;
  • recognises the importance of allowing the families of those who gave their lives in Iraq to express their views about the nature and procedures of the inquiry;
  • notes the Prime Minister's request that the chairman of the inquiry consult party leaders and chairs of the relevant parliamentary committees on the scope for taking evidence under oath and holding sessions in public; and
  • commends the proposal by the chair of the inquiry to hold as much of the proceedings as possible in public without compromising national security or the inquiry's ability to report thoroughly and without delay.

This decision to hold as much of the proceedings as possible in public represented a U-turn from the position held before that the issues did not suit a public inquiry.[2][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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 171 (+2 tell)090.1%
DUP2 0022.2%
Ind1 4083.3%
Ind Lab0 10100.0%
Lab301 (+2 tell) 11190.3%
LDem0 53084.1%
PC0 30100.0%
Res0 10100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 5071.4%
Total:304 250188.2%

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
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabno
David DrewStroudLabno
Paul FlynnNewport WestLabno
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabno
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabno
Andrew MacKinlayThurrockLabno
Robert Marshall-AndrewsMedwayLabno
John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabno
Gordon PrenticePendleLabno
Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabno
Gavin StrangEdinburgh EastLabno
David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabboth

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