Establishment of the European Stability Mechanism — 23 Mar 2011 at 19:33
Joan Ruddock MP, Lewisham, Deptford did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of the creation of the European Stability Mechanism – a permanent measure to give financial assistance to Eurozone countries in need.
Article 136 is about EU member states with the euro as their currency. This change is made in accordance with section 6 of the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008.
The agreed amendment would add the following text to Article 136:
‘The Member States whose currency is the euro may establish a stability mechanism to be activated if indispensable to safeguard the stability of the euro area as a whole. The granting of any required financial assistance under the mechanism will be made subject to strict conditionality.’
-  Lords EU Select Committee report to inform debate on Amending Article 136
-  Treaty for the Functioning of the European Union
-  European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 - Section 6
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|
|Richard Drax||South Dorset||Con||no|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con||no|
|Gordon Henderson||Sittingbourne and Sheppey||Con||no|
|Anne Main||St Albans||Con||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con||no|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con||no|
|Peter Tapsell||Louth and Horncastle||Con||no|