Opposition Day — Military Covenant — 16 Feb 2011 at 18:49
The majority of MPs voted against a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- ''supports' establishing in law the definition of the Military Covenant, in so doing fulfilling the Prime Minister's pledge of 25 June 2010 to have 'a new Military Covenant that's written into the law of the land';
- believes that this commitment should not be diluted or sidestepped; and
- further supports service charities' and families' calls for a legally-binding Military Covenant which defines the principles that should guide Government action on all aspects of defence policy.
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||268 (+1 tell)||1||0||88.2%|
|Lab||0||220 (+2 tell)||0||86.4%|
|LDem||50 (+1 tell)||0||0||89.5%|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|