Public Houses and Private Members' Clubs (Smoking) Bill — 13 Oct 2010 at 12:41

John Woodcock MP, Barrow and Furness did not vote.

The majority of MPs voted not to relax the smoking ban and allow smoking in pubs and private members clubs where no food is being served.

MPs refused David Nuttall, Conservative MP for Bury North, permission to bring in a private members bill to exempt pubs and private clubs from the smoking ban.

The text of the motion the MPs rejected was:

  • That leave be given to bring in a Bill to exempt public houses and private members' clubs from the requirements of part 1 of the Health Act 2006 relating to smoke-free premises; and for connected purposes.

Mr Nuttall's speech[1] explains his rationale for seeking to bring in such a bill.

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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
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con37 (+1 tell) 75 (+2 tell)037.6%
DUP3 3075.0%
Green1 00100.0%
Lab79 (+1 tell) 4032.6%
LDem17 3136.8%
SDLP2 0066.7%
Total:140 85136.3%

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
Stuart AndrewPudseyConno
Stephen BarclayNorth East CambridgeshireCon (front bench)no
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyCon (front bench)no
Nicholas BolesGrantham and StamfordCon (front bench)no
Peter BottomleyWorthing WestContellno
Steve BrineWinchesterConno
Fiona BruceCongletonCon (front bench)no
Damian CollinsFolkestone and HytheCon (front bench)no
Jane EllisonBatterseaCon (front bench)no
Graham EvansWeaver ValeConno
Mike FreerFinchley and Golders GreenCon (front bench)no
Richard FullerBedfordConno
Sam GyimahEast SurreyCon (front bench)no
Matthew HancockWest SuffolkCon (front bench)no
Rebecca HarrisCastle PointCon (front bench)no
George HollingberyMeon ValleyCon (front bench)no
Margot JamesStourbridgeCon (front bench)no
Chris KellyDudley SouthCon (front bench)no
Eleanor LaingEpping ForestCon (front bench)no
Andrea LeadsomSouth NorthamptonshireCon (front bench)no
Phillip LeeBracknellCon (front bench)no
Jeremy LefroyStaffordCon (front bench)no
Karen LumleyRedditchCon (front bench)no
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)no
James MorrisHalesowen and Rowley RegisCon (front bench)no
Sheryll MurraySouth East CornwallCon (front bench)no
Caroline NokesRomsey and Southampton NorthCon (front bench)no
Matthew OffordHendonConno
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleCon (front bench)no
Stephen PhillipsSleaford and North HykehamCon (front bench)no
Daniel PoulterCentral Suffolk and North IpswichConno
Andrew RosindellRomfordCon (front bench)no
Julian SmithSkipton and RiponCon (front bench)no
John StevensonCarlisleConno
Mel StrideCentral DevonCon (front bench)no
Justin TomlinsonNorth SwindonConno
Chris WhiteWarwick and LeamingtonCon (front bench)no
Sarah WollastonTotnesCon (front bench)no
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Mary GlindonNorth TynesideLab (minister)aye
Tom HarrisGlasgow SouthLab (minister)aye
Toby PerkinsChesterfieldLab (minister)aye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)aye
Adrian SandersTorbayLDem (front bench)aye
John ThursoCaithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLDem (front bench)aye
John HemmingBirmingham, YardleyLDem (front bench)both

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