National Planning Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation — 18 Jul 2011 at 21:00

John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to approve the principle of building new nuclear power stations on sites at Bradwell, Hartlepool, Heysham, Hinkley Point, Oldbury, Sizewell, Sellafield and Wylfa.

The majority of MPs approved the National Planning Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation against which applications for nuclear power stations would be assessed. The document includes a list of sites the Government assessed to be potentially suitable for such development before the end of 2025, which were:

  • Bradwell;
  • Hartlepool;
  • Heysham;
  • Hinkley Point;
  • Oldbury;
  • Sizewell;
  • Sellafield; and
  • Wylfa.

The text of the approved motion was:

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con261 (+2 tell) 1086.3%
DUP3 0037.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab1 8 (+1 tell)03.9%
LDem1 013.5%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 0 (+1 tell)016.7%
Total:266 13144.2%

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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Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkCon (front bench)no
Albert OwenYnys MônLab (minister)aye
Mike HancockPortsmouth Southwhilst LDem (front bench)both

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