Queen's Speech — Express Humble Regret for Ommissions -rejected — 25 Nov 2009 at 18:44

David Laws MP, Yeovil voted in the minority (Aye).

This division followed a debate on Queen's Speech. The Queen's speech is where the monarch reads out a list of the bills which the government plans to bring-in in the next parliamentary session. The majority of MPs voted not to complain about omissions in the Government's legislative programme when writing to the Queen to thank her for reading the speech.

Following the Queens' Speech MPs were considering writing to the Queen to say:

This vote was on adding the following to the end of the message:

  • "but humbly regret that the Gracious Speech fails to offer answers to the growing social challenges facing the United Kingdom, and proposes no new ideas about ending the culture of deprivation and welfare dependency in many parts of the country or on dealing with the growing level of economic inactivity; note that it offers no fresh solutions to the challenge of anti-social behaviour in communities around the country, nor does it reform the licensing system to tackle alcohol-fuelled disorder; and further regret that after 12 years in power the Government brings forward no new approaches to the challenges the country faces."

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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 169 (+2 tell)088.6%
DUP0 7077.8%
Ind3 1066.7%
Lab324 (+2 tell) 0093.1%
LDem0 58092.1%
PC3 00100.0%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP4 0057.1%
Total:335 235090.5%

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

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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