European Union Directive — Access to a Lawyer — 14 Sep 2011 at 19:34

Patrick McLoughlin MP, Derbyshire Dales voted against an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest

The majority of MPs voted against an EU Directive[1] on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest

The text of the approved motion was:

  • That this House :
  • takes note of European Union Document No. 11497/11 and Addenda 1 and 2 relating to the Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest; and
  • supports the Government’s recommendation not to opt into the Directive in accordance with Protocol (No.21) on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

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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
Con246 1080.7%
DUP7 0087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab3 182071.7%
LDem46 0080.7%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 5083.3%
Total:303 192077.0%

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
Gregory BarkerBexhill and BattleCon (front bench)no
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)aye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)aye
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLab (minister)aye

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