European Union External Action Service — 14 Jul 2010 at 18:57
The majority of MPs voted to support the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.
The main elements of this service are the appointments of:
- A President of the European Council appointed for a renewable term of two and a half years.
- A High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
The motion approved read:
- That this House takes note of European Document Nos. 8029/10 and 11507/10, draft Council Decisions establishing the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service; European Document No. 8134/10, draft Regulation on the Financial Regulations for the European External Action Service; and an unnumbered draft Regulation amending Staff Regulations of officials of the European Communities and the conditions of employment of other servants of those Communities; and supports the Government's policy to agree to the Decision establishing the External Action Service at the Foreign Affairs Council in July 2010.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||255 (+1 tell)||4 (+2 tell)||1||85.9%|
|LDem||49 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.7%|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con||tellno|
|Mark Reckless||Rochester and Strood||Con||no|
|Justin Tomlinson||North Swindon||Con||both|
|Jeremy Corbyn||Islington North||Lab||no|